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Former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel has warned that Georginio Wijnaldum will not feel better leaving Anfield at the end of his contract.
Wijnaldum’s terms at Anfield end next summer and he has yet to extend his partnership with the Reds.
Recent reports have stated that his preference is to stay with the Premier League champions. However, the 29-year-old reportedly feels that his club’s current offering doesn’t match his influence on the team.
Wijnaldum’s compatriot Babel, however, spoke with the Sunday Mirror on the “greatest regret” he felt upon leaving Liverpool.
The now-Galatasaray forward left Anfield for Hoffenheim in 2011.
“I spent almost four years in Liverpool with Rafa Benitez and Kenny Dalglish,” Babel said.
“When I left to go play in Germany, where TSG Hoffenheim had become a great force, it became the biggest regret of my career.
“The only reason I left was because I wanted to have more minutes to play to keep my place in the Netherlands team.
“But you don’t realize how dominant Liverpool’s style of play is until you play for a different team and league.
“I grew up with really offensive 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 club’s DNA to play attacking football ”.
Wijnaldum made the most Premier League appearances of any Liverpool midfielder last season.
This term, meanwhile, midfielder He has already made 23 starts, most of them together with Roberto Firmino and Andy Robertson.
Babel remembers the best of Liverpool
Babel, however, remembered his best moments during his nearly four-year association with Liverpool.
“I loved every minute that I was at Liverpool. Fortunately, Dirk Kuyt was at Liverpool and was a great support for me, ”said the forward.
“As a Liverpool player, you are always in the spotlight. The club is huge.
“Scoring the winning goal against Manchester United at Anfield was the highlight of my time.”
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