Babel out for ´five to seven weeks´

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Liverpool winger Ryan Babel should be fit in time for next season after it was revealed his ankle injury could take as little as five weeks to heal.

The 21-year-old was ruled out of Holland´s Euro 2008 campaign after tearing ligaments in training on Saturday, but national coach Marco van Basten insists he should be able to take his place in Rafael Benitez´s side when they kick off the new season in August.

"He needs five to seven weeks to recover," Van Basten said of the former Ajax youngster.

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