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Liverpool defender Van Dijk: Babel was trying to be clever with 'weakness' claim

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has laughed off Ryan Babel's claims of knowing about a weakness in his game.

Babel had claimed in the build up to Fulham's defeat that Van Dijk had a weakness which “nobody in the Premier League is aware of yet".

“Yeah, Ryan was trying to be clever I think when he said that," Van Dijk told BeIN Sports.

“I spoke to him as well before the game. I think he's a great player and he's important for our country. I'm obviously a bit gutted and angry that he scored.

“I'm going to tell him on the plane now on the way to Holland that I was a bit angry that we didn't keep a clean sheet.

“These things happen in games and all of us could have done a lot better, including myself."

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