Fulham winger Ryan Babel has claimed that he knows Virgil van Dijk’s secret weakness, as reported on FourFourTwo.

Van Dijk has been one of the best players in the Premier League this season and is the favourite to win the PFA Player of the Year award.

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His presence at the back for Jurgen Klopp’s side has been crucial in helping them challenge for the title this year.

Babel, who is Van Dijk’s Netherlands teammate, claims that he knows the big defender’s weakness, but does not want to reveal it.

He said:

Virgil has definitely developed over the past few years. I think he can get better by 30 per cent. I still feel he plays on 70 per cent. He can do much more. He can be fast if he wants.

He does have a weakness, I don’t want to say what it is. I don’t think in the Premier League anyone has made that aware yet.

Babel will be hoping to expose this mysterious weakness when Fulham host Liverpool this Sunday.