Argentina boss Diego Maradona has told Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano his place is GUARANTEED.

Maradona, who took charge of his first game on Wednesday night as the Albicelestes beat Scotland 1-0 in Glasgow, has handed the captain's armband to Liverpool midfielder Mascherano.

"Taking Mascherano aside, nobody has a place secured in my team," he said. "It doesn't matter what his name is."