Former Liverpool player Phil Babb visits FC Harlem

WEST HARLEM- On a  blustery Saturday morning in March, FC Harlem U19 players and staff were treated to a training session by former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland National Team player, Phil Babb.

Phil Babb (center black adidas hoodie) poses with players and coaches of FC Harlem U19 Team

Phil spent six years at Liverpool and at time was the most expensive centerback in the EPL. In addition to Liverpool he played for Sunderland and Sporting Lisbon in Portugal. As a member of the Republic of Ireland National Team he had 35 caps including four matches in the 1994 World Cup. Phil works as a FIFA licensed agent

Phil provided the FC Harlem coaches with training tips and drills they can implement in training sessions with the players.  The players used the opportunity to ask Phil about playing at the highest level in the EPL and the World Cup.

You have to be ready to make the sacrfice and commitment to pursue your dream… You need to work hard on and off the field” Phil advised the players.

Phil Babb

Phil finished up the session with individual and group photos with staff and players.