Virgil van Dijk can be exposed, claims Ryan Babel (Getty Images)Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel claims Virgil van Dijk has one weakness – but Premier League teams have not yet worked out what it is.
The Dutch defender, who was signed for £75 million from Southampton, has been a rock at the heart of Liverpool’s defence since he arrived at Anfield.
And his performances for Jurgen Klopp’s side has made him one of the favourites to be named the PFA Player of the Year this season.
But his Netherlands teammate Babel, who is battling relegation with Fulham, believes attackers have the potential to expose the 27-year-old.
‘Virgil has definitely developed over the past few years,’ Babel told The Times.
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‘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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