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Andy Robertson and Jurgen Klopp during the 2018 Champions League final.

Jurgen Klopp's reaction when Andy Robertson told him he was new Scotland captain

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Andy Robertson has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the past in the past six years.

In 2012, the Scottish left-back was playing in the Scottish Third Division with Queen's Park.

Fast forward six years and Robertson is now one of the best left-backs in world football.

Having impressed for Liverpool since signing in 2017, Robertson was handed the armband for his national side by Alex McLeish earlier this year.

“It’s a magnificent story,” McLeish said when explaining his decision in September, per the Telegraph.  “There were a few candidates and for me he was the outstanding one.

"He carries himself extremely well, talks assertively and knows what he’s doing on the pitch. The players take to him and, equally, he’s very respectful of his team-mates.

“He’s an inspiration to all the young players when people tell them they’re not going to make it. Keep going. You’ve got to keep going. I still believe in the late developers. I really do."

One man who would have been ecstatic for Robertson is Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp.

The 51-year-old signed Robertson last season and he has watched the former Hull City player go from strength to strength under his guidance.

Robertson has now opened up about how Klopp reacted when he informed him he had been named Scotland captain, and it's absolute gold.

Jurgen Klopp called Andy Robertson the 'Scottish braveheart' after he was named captain

Robertson told Open Goal, per Liverpoolfc.com: “I texted him saying, ‘Just so you know, I’m getting the captaincy.'

“It was just out of respect because I didn’t want him finding out from someone else.

“I said, ‘Gaffer, thanks very much for everything you’ve done, I’m going to be Scotland captain, I hope it can be a success’ – all that sort of stuff.

“And then he just texted back in big capital letters: ‘You are the real Scottish Braveheart now’! I gave him a thumb emoji and he gave me the wee dance emoji. Brilliant. That sums him up.”

Watch him reveal the story below:

That is brilliant. Klopp seems to have a good relationship with his players, and this only emphasises that idea.

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