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Liverpool defender Van Dijk: I've wanted to play with Robertson since Dundee Utd

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk admits he's long been a fan of teammate Andy Robertson.

Van Dijk and Robertson both made their name in Scottish football at Celtic and Dundee United respectively.

"Robbo is doing fantastic. Obviously when I came to Celtic, in my first season he played at Dundee United and I already thought he's a very good player and I thought at that time he should join Celtic!" Van Dijk said.

“I think I said it to one of the scouting guys as well - sometimes I like to give my opinion on players. He's just a great player, [he] works hard.

“If you need ratings of a game, I don't think he'd ever go lower than a six.

“You can trust him and the connection I have with him is getting better every game.

“He knows obviously what he has in me, and I get it the other way around as well.

"He's a good guy as well and that obviously helps too."

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