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Fulham striker Babel: I was loved in Liverpool

Fulham striker Ryan Babel is up for a big performance against former club Liverpool.

Babel left Liverpool in 2011.

He said, “I do have a weakness for Liverpool and I do want them to be champions. I left Liverpool through the back door. It's a prestige thing to prove people wrong.

"I was loved in Liverpool, I had good relationship with the fans and my team-mates but I felt I could do better.

"At the same time I was 21, 22, 23 — not every player has maturity and I needed the guidance I had at Ajax. What can you do if you're not playing, what can you do differently?"

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