Virgil van Dijk predicts a bright future for Liverpool team-mate Andy Robertson


It’s safe to say, Andy Robertson has exceeded everyone’s expectations at Liverpool.

The full-back arrived at Anfield last year for £8m, a deal which has proved to be an absolute bargain for Jurgen Klopp.

In his debut season, Robertson played a vital part in The Red’s impressive Champions League run and top four finish.

Fast forward to this campaign and he continues to shine in Liverpool colours.

His form on Merseyside also prompted Scotland to award him with the captaincy in September, something that seemed a distant dream a couple of years ago.

However, his skipper duties could go a little further.

That’s according to team-mate Virgil van Dijk.

Van Dijk’s Prediction

Speaking to BBC Scotland, the defender has tipped Robertson to wear the captain’s armband at Liverpool in the future.

“If he keeps improving he will captain Liverpool.

“He’s already a leader.


“You don’t need an armband to be a leader for this team.

“He’s doing very well, he’s made incredible steps in his career and he just needs to keep doing what he’s doing.”

What a compliment that is from a fellow team-mate!

Robertson’s rise

The 24-year-old began his senior career at Queen’s Park before leaving for Dundee United in 2013.

Whilst at the latter, he was awarded his first Scotland cap and has since gone on to make 27 more.

It was his time at Hull City that grabbed the eye of the Premier League giants, though.

He was part of a Tigers side that won promotion to the top flight in 2016 and after an impressive 2016-17 season, that’s when Liverpool came calling.

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The former PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year then went on to become an Anfield regular, impressing consistently.

Liverpool captaincy may be in his sights but for now his focus will undoubtedly be on maintaining his impressive form on Merseyside.

Liverpool fans, could you see Robertson wear the armband at Anfield? Have your say in the comments section below.

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