Zuiverloon sought his guidance from Babel before agreeing to move to the Hawthorns in a £3.2million deal from Heerenveen.
"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," said Zuiverloon, who has been close friends with Babel since helping Holland to retain the European Under-21 Championships on home soil last summer.
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