Liverpool boss Benitez: Babel can match Bergkamp success

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez believes Ryan Babel could make the same impact in the Premiership as Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp.

"Yes, clearly he has the potential," the Spaniard told liverpoolfc.tv. "He has pace and ability, and also a very good mentality. He's a good professional.

"We knew when we signed him that he was a player with potential, it was just about giving him the confidence.

"When you play as a left-winger in another system - because he was playing 4-3-3 in Holland - and then come here and have to play 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1, it's different for him; there are different things you have to do. He was learning when he came here."

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