Zuiverloon convinced about West Brom by Liverpool's Babel

Liverpool attacker Ryan Babel convinced Gianni Zuiverloon about moving to West Brom, the Dutchman has revealed.

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Zuiverloon has been close friends with Babel since helping Holland to retain the European Under-21 Championship on home soil last summer.

He sought his guidance before agreeing to move to The Hawthorns in a £3.2million deal from Heerenveen.

Now Zuiverloon is relishing the prospect of doing battle with Babel at Anfield in November and in the return next May.

Zuiverloon said: "Before I signed for Albion, I spoke to Ryan and he said this was a big step for me - but I will be all right.

"I played against him in the Dutch League and I always said I was going to play against him in the Premier League one day.

"I hope I can adapt to the Premier League as well as he has and make a big impression with West Brom."

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