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Liverpool have a “great leader” in Van Dijk and a “complete player” in Wijnaldum

Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Liverpool
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Former Liverpool player Ryan Babel is full of praise for his compatriots that now play at his old club, Virgil Van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum.

Dutch winger Ryan Babel now plays his football with Dutch giants Ajax. He is on loan from Turkish side Galatasaray. He spent four years early on in his career with Liverpool.

The Dutchman is still very fond of his old club and follows their progress intently especially that of his compatriots.

Babel has played with both Van Dijk and Wijnaldum at international level.

Speaking to his old club’s official website liverpoolfc.com, he was full of praise for the pair.

He said of Wijnaldum:

“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.”

Of Van Dijk he added:

“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.”