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Liverpool boss Benitez: Babel can be like new signing

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has told Ryan Babel to get his head down and rescue his Anfield career.

Babel had offers from several clubs last month, but chose to remain with Liverpool as the winter market shut on Monday.

"When people talk too much about players maybe leaving and it then gets into the head of the player they are talking about, it is not easy," said Benitez, who signed Babel in the summer of 2007.

"It's difficult to stay calm and keep working hard but that is what you have to do. You have to be ready. Now the transfer window has finished, it is important for everyone.

"We can all focus again. Ryan was able to play the other day and he got some minutes as a striker, in the position that he likes. In the last couple of days, he has been training better and maybe he will be like a new addition for us."

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