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Liverpool fans react as Ryan Babel scores for Netherlands

Netherlands' midfielder Ryan Babel celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Nations League football match between France and Netherlands at the Stade de France stadium, in Saint-...

Netherlands suffered a narrow loss to World Cup champions France.

Netherlands' midfielder Ryan Babel celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Nations League football match between France and Netherlands at the Stade de France stadium, in Saint-...

Ryan Babel scored for the Netherlands during their international friendly against France on Sunday evening but was unable to prevent the World Cup winners from earning a 2-1 win - and some Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter.

The 31-year-old has been recalled to the national scene by Dutch manager Ronald Koeman, after starring in Turkey for Besiktas of late with some excellent stats in front of goal.

 

The former Liverpool ace joined Besiktas in January 2017, after becoming somewhat of a journeyman after spells in Germany, Holland, Turkey, Qatar and Spain with Hoffenheim, Ajax, Kasimpasa, Al-Ain and Deportivo La Coruna.

Since moving back to Turkey with Besiktas, Babel has clocked up 78 appearances for the Turkish giants and scored at an impressive ratio of one goal every three games from out wide with 26 strikes. He has also created 11 assists.

Ryan Babel of Liverpool is pursued by Michael Silberbauer of FC Utrecht during the UEFA Europa League Group K match between Liverpool and FC Utrecht at Anfield on December 15, 2010 in...

On Sunday, Babel got on the end of an excellent cross from Lyon defender Kenny Tete, bundling the ball home with his first touch past Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

Babel played at Anfield for three and a half years after joining the Reds from Ajax in 2007 before leaving for Hoffenheim, and some Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter to his performance - with the majority full of praise for their former attacker.

 

(From L) Netherlands' midfielder Ryan Babel, France's defender Benjamin Pavard and France's midfielder Kylian Mbappe eye the ball during the UEFA Nations League football match between...

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