He had a bit of everything as do all Dutch players. He could spot a pass, beat people on the dribble and score goals. Babel could play in a variety of forward positions, left, right or as a second striker. He showed the Kop what he was capable of in his first season and more was then expected of the young 20-year old in future seasons.
This is Babel at his flying best during his Ajax days.
Yet, the Dutchman gave Liverpool fans some joy and brought the Kop to their feet on a number of occasions. This video is a celebration of Ryan Babel at his best for Liverpool.
I think we have seen the best of Ryan Babel and it's downhill from now on. What a shame for the player once billed as the next Thierry Henry. To his credit, he has been a faithful and loyal servant to Liverpool FC. Wish we could have seen him mature in a Reds shirt.