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‘Leaving Liverpool my career’s biggest regret’ – Babel warns Wijnaldum

Tue 05 January 2021 | 12:57

The Netherlands international warns his team-mate regarding the move speculations surrounding Georginio Wijnaldum.

Liverpool

midfielder

Georginio Wijnaldum

has received a warning by

Ryan Babel

regarding his transfer when the former Liverpool winger admitted that his “biggest regret” was departing the Reds.

The 30-year-old’s contract is due to expire in 6 months and he is receiving many transfer offers. Having not been offered an extension deal by Liverpool, Wijnaldum is open to discussions in this month’s transfer window and his most probable destination is

Barcelona

.

Wijnaldum has had a crucial contribution to Liverpool’s recent significant performance this season as he netted 29 goals in 209 appearances for the club. 22 of those appearances were this season, as he helped push his side pass the

Champions League

elimination stage and be the titleholders in the

Premier League

.

Ryan Babel advised his fellow team-mate to be wise in making a transfer decision, as he regrated leaving Liverpool himself.

Ryan said: “

I spent almost four years at ­Liverpool under Rafa Benitez and Kenny Dalglish. When I left to go and play in Germany, where TSG ­Hoffenheim had become a big force, it was to become the ­biggest regret of my career.

“The only reason I left was because I wanted to have more playing minutes to keep my place in the Holland team, but you don’t realise how dominating the playing style is at Liverpool until you play in a different team and league.

“I was brought up with really attacking football at Ajax. In the academy, you learn to play that way. When I moved to ­Liverpool, it was exactly the same. It is in the DNA of the club to play attacking football.”

He also referred to his time at Liverpool: “

I loved every ­minute I was at Liverpool. ­Fortunately, Dirk Kuyt was at Liverpool and he was a massive support to me. As a Liverpool player, you are always in the spotlight. The club is massive.

“Scoring the winning goal against Manchester United at Anfield was the highlight of my time.”


source: SportMob