Ryan Babel has shocked Liverpool by telling the club he will leave unless he is promised more first-team football.
The pacy winger has only made 8 Premier League appearances so far this season and has fallen out of favour with manager Rafa Benitez.
And the Dutch international blames Benitez not only for the lack of first-team football but also for the emotional strain it has put on him.
Babel said: “I have tried to talk to the manager but it isn’t of any use. I couldn’t really do anything with the feedback Benitez gave me.
“We have agreed to look at my situation during the winter. If there’s no improvement then, I have to be honest, I want to play somewhere else.”
“I don’t play a lot so I can’t be happy and I can’t cheer out loud. Certain emotions are blocked, they are pushed back by all the worries I carry with me.
“Sometimes I wonder how long I can sustain it but I will fight for my position – what else can I do?”
Despite the lack of Premier League apperances the Dutch winger is set to feature in tonights must win Champions League group fixture against Hungarian side Debrecen.
[Source: The Sun]
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