Liverpool's Babel using Henry as inspiration

Liverpool ace Ryan Babel has revealed he's using Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as inspiration as he establishes himself on Merseyside.

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"Thierry started as a left winger. Further on in his career he became a striker and real goalscorer," said the Dutchman.

"That is what I want too. I am happy to play on the wing at Liverpool but eventually I hope I can do for the team what Thierry did at Arsenal.
"I met Henry for the first time with Ajax when we played Arsenal in the Champions League in 2005. It is fantastic that I was able to visit him at the end of last year for a few days in Spain."

Babel, 23, added: "I also go and see Robin van Persie a lot in London.

"He has told me how to protect myself against the tough defenders in the Premier League and in the Champions League."

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