The Liverpool legend expects Babel to put his Euro 2008 injury disappointment behind him and really have an impact at Anfield next season.
"I think Babel will get better and better. It's a shame he's missing the championships because the experience would have done him a world of good," said Rush."I think we'll be looking for him to get more involved next season and play more games. When he runs at defences he's direct and he's a menace. He's big and strong and we'll see progress from Babel if he's back fully fit. "He's had a year now in the Premier League and he knows what it's all about, so hopefully he'll keep getting better."