Babel opens up and sends Liverpool fans message about world class duro Van Dijk and Wijnaldum
Former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel has showered praise on ‘incredible’ dutch stars Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum, who he believes are ‘leaders’ on and off the pitch for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Since Liverpool signed the brilliant Van Dijk and Wijnaldum, Jurgen klopp has turned them both into two of the best players in Europe right now and they are two of the main reasons why the club are so good defensively.
And their performances has got Babel sending huge praise as he couldnt hep but open up on the pair, speaking to the club’s official website, the Galatasaray winger said: ‘Virgil has developed himself over the last three or four years.
‘If you see how he developed since coming to Liverpool, his focus is incredible – 90 minutes fully sharp. ‘Now with the leader that he’s become, he definitely deserves it. He’s also very important for us in the Dutch team and a great captain. Much respect to him.’
Babel, who spent four years at Liverpool, added: ‘I have no words for Gini’s performances and quality. He’s an incredible person. ‘His energy is incredible, he has lungs for days. You can tell when he has the confidence, he’s really unbeatable and very hard to play against.
‘He’s very complete – he can score goals, he can tackle, can defend, recover balls. Gini’s development is also incredible. ‘Gini is definitely a person who is not shy to give his opinion. He has very strong opinions and is very much loved in the team process. ‘Especially in the national team, he’s definitely one of the leaders and very important for us.’
Look, you could say that all the players are why Liverpool are so good, but there is no doubt that these two have stepped up their game since the big moves to Liverpool.