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Babel admits he could quit Liverpool in January

On the eve of their massive Champions League clash at Debrecen, Ryan Babel has declared he's ready to quit Liverpool in January.

The Dutch winger, 22, insists his career has stalled at Anfield and he blames Kop boss Rafa Benitez.

Babel told The Sun: "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."

Babel's bombshell comes as the Reds prepare for tonight's must-win Champions League group game at Hungarian side Debrecen - a match that could decide Benitez's future on Merseyside.

The forward, who scored a long-range stunner in Liverpool's last Euro game in Lyon, added: "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?"

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