Liverpool: Andy Robertson can be future Reds captain, says Virgil van Dijk
Andy Robertson is on track to become a future Liverpool captain, believes team-mate Virgil van Dijk.
The former Queen's Park and Dundee United left-back has played 48 games since joining from Hull City in 2017, including the Champions League final.
Already captain of his country, the 24-year-old has led Scotland six times since taking the role in September.
"If he keeps improving he will [captain Liverpool]," Dutch international Van Dijk told BBC Scotland.
"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."
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'I'm always grateful to Celtic'
Like Robertson, Van Dijk has become a cult hero at the Merseyside club following his £75m move from Southampton in January.
Prior to his stratospheric rise in England, the Dutchman was a regular in Celtic's defence.
Joining the Scottish champions as a 21-year-old in 2013 from Groningen, the unknown young defender transformed himself on the way to winning two Premiership titles and a Scottish League Cup.
It was a two-year period that Van Dijk admits helped shape his future.
"Celtic helped me a lot in making my move to Southampton," he said. "I'm always grateful for that.
"It was a great time for me in my development. Three years abroad adapting to the British style of play and winning trophies for such a big club with amazing fans."