Blabbermouth Babel reveals Liverpool interest in Luis Suarez 11 years ago

Blabbermouth Babel reveals Liverpool interest in Luis Suarez

Liverpool forward Ryan Babel has been shooting his mouth off again, revealing that he may be on his way to Ajax in a swap deal with Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez.

Caretaker manager Kenny Dalglish is eager to add to the Liverpool squad during the transfer window and the club are believed to have made an approach for Suarez over the weekend.

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Any deal for Suarez would seemingly involve Babel returning to his former club as part of the deal and Babel, who is notorious for not keeping his cards close to his chest and was yesterday fined £10,000 (€12,000) for posting a mocked up picture of referee Howard Webb in a Manchester United jersey on Twitter, has revealed he would relish the chance to play regular first-team football having only made nine Premier League appearances for the Reds this season.

"The transfer of Suarez to Liverpool opens the door for me to go to Ajax," he told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

"If Liverpool and Ajax - whether in combination with Luis - can reach an agreement over me I will surely come to the club.

"For the chance to play I am willing to settle for far less pay. For a player of my age it is important to be playing week in week out."

23-year old Suarez is one of the most sought after strikers in Europe having scored over 80 goals for Ajax since joining the club in 2007. He has also scored 16 goals in 38 appearances for Uruguay, thanks in no small part to a deadly strike partnership with former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan.