"Babel cut across Toure, looking for contact.When there was no contact, other than Fabregas grabbing his hand just outside the box, Babel swung his right arm round to hit Toure on the neck, then twisted his body through 180 degrees so that his left arm went round Toure's body on the other side, then went down - and 40,000 scousers shouted "Penalty!" It was a Kop penalty, just likes scores of other Kop penalties over the years."
I too, have watched the Babel incident again, and Myles Palmer is spot on. Babel throws his right arm backwards and then his left arm backwards to hit Toure. When one is sprinting it is most unusual and unnatural to move one's arms backwards in this manner. Babel played for the penalty, instead of steaming ahead and going for the ball, he slowed down and played for the contact, he had seen that Gallas had his run cut off.
The movements of his arms give it away, they are just so unnatural, that's not how one moves when sprinting full steam ahead for the ball. It just goes to show how very skillful players are these days at conning referees, one can't blame the referee, it only becomes obvious upon detailed repeated analysis of the footage. The Argentinians would be proud.