Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has criticised former boss Rafael Benitez for not allowing players to complete extra training sessions during his time as manager of the Merseyside club.
Speaking to his followers through the social networking site Twitter, the former Ajax star spoke of how he was denied extra training sessions by the club's coaching staff, even when he wasn't in the matchday playing squad.
"I wasn't allowed to train extra under our former manager, even when I wasn't involved," the winger said.
Babel spoke of mid-season training sessions in between games where players would hardly break a sweat but the Dutchman was still refused on his request to take part in extra training sessions, admitting to resorting to "sneaky" measures to stay behind after regular training had concluded.
"I begged lots of times but it was simply not allowed and during the season you don't train very hard cause u have lots games so most sessions we had were without sweating," Babel continued.
"If I wanted to do some extra training which I asked 4 every single day, I didn't have the permission."
"It was confusing of course because you want to get better. I even tried to train extra by doing it sneaky," the Dutchman concluded.