Liverpool have confirmed that Ryan Babel will fly to Germany on Tuesday to complete his move to Hoffenheim.
Babel, 24, had been expected to remain in England after Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish confirmed on Monday that the Dutch forward would not be leaving in the January transfer window.
But a subsequent statement on the Liverpool website read: “Ryan Babel has agreed a move to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.”
The u-turn comes despite Babel expressing a preference for a move to Ajax, possibly as part of a deal to bring Uruguay striker Luis Suarez to Anfield.
Babel began his career with Ajax before joining Liverpool for £11.5m in 2007.