Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk has revealed that after discovering that Andrew Robertson had been named as the new Scotland captain, he immediately FaceTimed his teammate to congratulate him.

Van Dijk has been the captain of his native Netherlands side since the arrival of Ronald Koeman as the national team’s manager, with the pair having enjoyed a successful working relationship at Southampton.

However, news of Robertson’s extended international recognition emerged ahead of the recent international break, with Scotland boss Alex McLeish confirming that the Liverpool star had been handed the captain’s armband.

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Robertson has been in excellent form for Liverpool during his time at the club so far and has nailed down the starting berth at left-back under Jurgen Klopp.

Van Dijk, as quoted by the Mirror, discussed his happiness to have found out about Robertson’s recognition on the international stage, detailing how he was quick to congratulate his defensive companion.

It’s something special — not only for yourself, but also for your family, and the hard work you’ve put in since day one. It’s very special. I think it’s one of the biggest honours of your career, personally, to be the captain of your country.

When I saw Robbo was made captain of Scotland, I was very happy for him. I FaceTimed him and congratulated him!