It’s been a crazy 18 months for Andy Robertson since joining Liverpool in 2017.
In that time the 24-year-old has become a guaranteed starter under Jurgen Klopp, played in a Champions League final and now been named the new Scotland captain.
And to think, he only cost £8m from Hull City.
Robertson is undoubtedly one of Liverpool’s most important players and following Saturday’s win against Leicester City he called on his teammates to keep pushing at the top of the table.
“I think there’s a lot more [to come],” said Robertson. “The last three games, we’ve probably not been at our best.
“So we’re still a work in progress and if we can keep getting better it’ll be exciting to see what can happen.
“We’ve got a few big games when we come back but I think all the lads are just excited to go away with their international teams now and some get a break.
“It’s important that we win these games and today we had some really good things but some not so good things. It’s all about the three points – 12 points from 12, we can’t ask for much better.”
Liverpool players have grown to adore Robertson, who at just 24 years old has inherited the captain’s armband for Scotland following Scott Brown’s retirement in February.
Virgil van Dijk showed his support by congratulating Robertson on Twitter (see below).
Yes skip 😁 pic.twitter.com/XJUpvFKPfB
— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) September 3, 2018
Robertson deserves huge credit for what he’s achieved at Liverpool, but that hasn’t stopped James Milner from taking the Mickey out of his teammate.
In reaction to the left-back becoming Scotland captain, Milner tweeted him saying he needs to get down the gym to actually fill the armband.
Congratulations Robbo… better get in the gym to make sure that arm band doesn’t fall off! 🏋🏻♀️😜 https://t.co/3pUdmprSeU
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) September 3, 2018
Classic Milner – although Robertson would be wise to listen to the Englishman given he’s in such impeccable shape at the age of 32.