"Liverpool had expressed an interest two years ago, but at that time I didn't have a good feeling," Babel told Liverpool's official matchday programme. "I didn't know anything about Liverpool and the club meant hardly anything to me, which was due to sheer ignorance on my part.
"This time it was different. Liverpool had reached the Champions League final twice and I was very much impressed by the performances that Steven Gerrard had put in.
"It would be wonderful to play in the same team with such a star, I thought.
"My agent also told me Liverpool had signed Fernando Torres and I got really interested. I want to win silverware. That's why I have joined this great club."