The Dutchman was impressed with Sterling's performance against Chelsea.
There once was a time when the talent of Dutchman Ryan Babel was being heralded in the same way Raheem Sterling's is currently. When he burst onto the scene at Ajax he was clearly one of Europe's best young talents.
Babel’s four-year spell at the club was mixed in terms of success. On occasions he demonstrated that quite terrifying natural ability in abundance.
But after injury niggles, fitness issues and Twitter rows Babel’s status at the club diminished rapidly. He signed for Bundesliga outfit TSG Hoffenheim in 2010. Since then he has played for boyhood outfit Ajax again and is now turning out for obscure Turkish outfit Kasimpasa.
However, he is still a follower of all things Liverpool and last night he was certainly appreciative of Sterling's performance for Liverpool.
The young England international scored the equaliser in an excellent performance, which saw the Chelsea defenders struggling to deal with him throughout the night.
Babel posted several Tweets on the matter of Sterling's performance and clearly, he was impressed with what he saw:
What a goaaaaaaal— Ryan Babel (@Ryanbabel) January 20, 2015