BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - JULY 19: Andy Robertson of Liverpool during the Pre-Season Friendly between Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool at Ewood Park on July 19, 2018 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk expects team-mate Andy Robertson to wear the captain’s armband at some point in the future

Robertson arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2017 from Hull City and has since made 48 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool with a goal and 10 assists added in the process.

In September this year, Scotland manager Alex McLeish named Robertson the new captain of the national side.

And Van Dijk reckons the Liverpool’s skipper armband is not far away for Robertson either.

“If he keeps improving he will [captain Liverpool],” Van Dijk told BBC Scotland.

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“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.”

Currently, Jordan Henderson captains Liverpool while Van Dijk was named Holland captain this year.

The Reds will face Burnley tonight at Turf Moor with kick-off set for 20:45(CET).