Virgil Van Dijk has offered his Liverpool FC team-mate Andy Robertson warm words of praise after the full-back was given the captain’s armband for Scotland.
The Scottish left-back joined Liverpool from Hull City in 2017 and played a key role as the team reached the Champions League final and secured a top-four Premier League finish.
Robertson has added four more appearances to his total of 30 last term at the start of this season, impressing on the left-hand side of the back four alongside Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
During the international break, the 24-year-old has starred for his country in friendlies against Belgium and Albania, cementing his place as a key member of the starting XI.
His displays have also earned seen him named as the country’s new captain and Van Dijk has been quick to congratulate his teammate after hearing the news.
He told Liverpool’s official website: “I think it’s one of the biggest honours of your career, personally, to be the captain of your country.
“When I saw Robbo was made captain of Scotland, I was very happy for him. I FaceTimed him and congratulated him! It’s something special – not only for yourself, but also for your family – and the hard work you’ve put in since day one. It’s very special.”
Liverpool have won four consecutive matches over the first month of the 2018-19 campaign, most recently picking up three points at the King Power Stadium against Leicester City.
Robertson is once again likely to feature for Klopp’s men in their latest Premier League fixture on Saturday against Tottenham, which is a crucial game for both sides.
Supporters will be hoping that their team can secure another three points as they continue their title charge but it won’t be easy against Spurs, who are looking to bounce back after losing to Watford just before the international break.
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