Babel blames former director of football Damien Comolli for Liverpool departure

Hoffenheim forward took to Twitter shortly after the Frenchman left his post at Anfield and insisted that he was instrumental in selling him to the German club last year

Ryan Babel has pinpointed former Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli as the reason for his Liverpool departure.

Having been signed for a reported £11.5 million by then Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, the Hoffenheim winger left Anfield in January 2011 after failing to impress in his three-and-a-half years at the club.

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Shortly after Comolli’s exit from the Anfield club had been announced, Babel took to Twitter to voice his displeasure at the Frenchman, claiming he had been instrumental in selling him.

Babel wrote: “So Comoli got fired at LFC, good for L.F.C.”

When asked if Comolli had been the driving force behind Babel’s sale to the German club, Babel replied: “Yes HE was.”

The 25-year-old later went on to claim: “For him it [the sale of Babel] was just business.”

Babel made 91 Premier League appearances for the Reds, scoring 12 goals in the process.