Ryan Babel posted to Instagram after today’s charity match at Anfield, speaking of his honour at having been invited back to play in front of the Liverpool fans one more time.
Before the game, the Dutch winger had lamented the fact that he’d never gotten the chance to say a proper goodbye when he left the club, so he saw today as a nice way to right that wrong.
Indeed, he could have even capped the day with a memorable goal, but he missed his chance after having been played in by a super skill pass from Thierry Henry.
He rued that missed opportunity on Instagram, but wasn’t going to beat himself up over it either.
‘A great honour once again to see my big hero and even play alongside him today.
And God Yes – I had to finish that chance after this amazing pass from him. But that’s football, even the world’s greatest miss sometimes.’