Ex-Liverpool player Ryan Babel thanked the fans of his former club last night in an emotional tribute on Twitter.
The Dutch international, 24, left Liverpool in the transfer window to join German team Hoffenheim in a deal thought to be worth £6 million.
Despite his potential, Babel didn’t deliver the sort of performances Liverpool fans were expecting following his £14 million transfer from Ajax in 2007.
But he’ll be fondly remembered by the Kop for his use of Twitter – uploading a photoshopped image of referee Howard Webb in a Man United shirt.
The tweet ended up costing the winger £10,000 after the FA fined him for improper conduct.
So it was fitting Babel took to Twitter to thank his former supporters for his time at Anfield.
He tweeted: “I’m gonna dedicate a few tweets to some lfc fans.
“Wanna thank ALL of you fans but the ones in particular who believed in me and supported me all those years.
“It’s definitely a shame it didn’t worked out for me and the club, but that’s how it is sometimes.
“I was blessed to work with one of the greatest football players and I learned a lot.
“I learn to love the lfc way, the city, the people and I made lots of friends in Liverpool.
“I wanna wish Liverpool all the luck and I hope they will end in top 4 where they belong at the end of the season.
“And thanks for still following me on here… #YNWA”
Babel left Anfield alongside star striker Fernando Torres who jumped ship to rivals Chelsea for a mind-blowing £50 million fee.
Out-of-favour left back Paul Konchesky joined Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the season while the Reds tied up an initial loan move for England under 17 star Conor Thomas from Coventry City.
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