Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has hinted that Dutch winger has just one more season to prove himself to the club after a dissapointing start to his career in English football.
Babel, 22, signed from Ajax in 2007, but has failed to make an impact on the club and reach a consistant first team place.
Benitez appeared frustrated last night when he declared, “Ryan has to give something to us this time and he knows it. He will have opportunities to prove himself with so many games coming up, but it is important he has the right mentality.
“Maybe there were some problems adapting to a new style when he arrived as a young player.
“He knows what is going on here now and hopefully can perform better. He accepts he has to perform at a different level this year.”