Fulham’s Ryan Babel comments on Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk

Floyd Ayite of Fulham scores his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Fulham FC at The King Power Stadium on March 09, 2019 in Leicester, United...

Fulham and Liverpool will face each other in the Premier League this weekend.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 15:(THE SUN OUT.THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Virgil van-Dijk with Joel Matip of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on March 15, 2019 in...

Fulham winger Ryan Babel has told The Times that Liverpool central defender Virgil van Dijk can still improve.

Van Dijk is one of the best central defenders in the world, and the performances of the former Celtic star for Liverpool so far this season have been superb.

The 27-year-old Netherlands international is solid at the back, and the former Southampton star has made Liverpool a much better team than they were before his arrival at Anfield.


Babel is a former Liverpool player, and the 32-year-old winger also plays with Van Dijk for the Netherlands national football team.

The Dutchman believes that Van Dijk can still improve, and told The Times: “Virgil has definitely developed over the past few years.

“I think he can get better by 30 per cent. I still feel he plays on 70 per cent. He can do much more. He can be fast if he wants.”

Virgil Van Dijk of Liverpool, Sadio Mane of Liverpool look on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Liverpool at Allianz Arena on...

Sunday's fixture

Fulham will take on Liverpool at Craven Cottage in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

With the Cottagers struggling for survival in the league at the moment, the Reds will be very confident of picking up all three points in London.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are challenging Manchester City for the Premier League title this season, and given the quality of players the Merseyside outfit have, they should not have any problem in getting the better of Fulham.

Ryan Babel of Fulham FC  during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Fulham at the King Power Stadium, Leicester on Saturday 9th March 2019.

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