RYAN BABEL has claimed Virgil van Dijk has a secret weakness – and is looking to exploit it when Liverpool travel to Fulham on Sunday.
The Dutch winger, 32, remained tight-lipped over VVD’s Achilles heel but is hoping to exploit it at Craven Cottage.
Babel – who went on to say he hopes Liverpool win the Premier League this season – claims Van Dijk still has much more to give, despite already being considered one of the best defenders on the planet.
The ex-Kop icon claimed: “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.
“He does have a weakness, I don’t want to say what it is. I don’t think in the Premier League anyone has made that aware yet.”
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Babel went on to say he does still have a soft-spot for Liverpool having spent four years at Anfield between 2007 and 2011.
The forward continued: “I do have a weakness for Liverpool and I do want them to be champions.
“I left Liverpool through the back door. It’s a prestige thing to prove people wrong.
“I was loved in Liverpool, I had good relationship with the fans and my team-mates but I felt I could do better.”