Virgil van Dijk has tipped his Liverpool teammate Andy Robertson as potential future captain of the Anfield club.
The commanding Dutch centre back, who is the captain of the Netherlands and has worn the Reds' armband in Jordan Henderson and James Milner's absence, has claimed that if Robertson continues to progress for club and country then it is inevitable that he will be a candidate to be skipper one day too.
“If he keeps improving he will [captain Liverpool],” Van Dijk told BBC Scotland via Football365. “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.”
After joining the Reds last July from Hull City for a fee of around £8m, Robertson became of the bargain signings of the 2017/18 season, establishing himself as first choice left back under Jurgen Klopp in the team's run to the Champions League final.
24-year-old Robertson, who was also recently made captain of Scotland, has continued his good form so far this season, having started 13 of Liverpool's Premier League matches this term and was nominated for the November Player of the Month award.