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."