I had Van Dijk in my back pocket all game! - Robertson
Andy Robertson has joked that he had Liverpool team-mate Virgil van Dijk 'in his back pocket' when the pair played against each other in the Scottish Premiership.
Robertson spent the 2013/14 season with Dundee United in his native Scotland before earning a move to Hull City, who were then in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Van Dijk had just joined Celtic from Groningen and spent two seasons with the Bhoys before leaving to join another Premier League side in Southampton.
The pair faced off three times in the Dutchman's first season in the Scottish top flight, with Van Dijk and Celtic winning 1-0 and 2-0 in Dundee either side of a 1-1 draw in Glasgow.
However, Robertson jokingly claimed that he kept the Dutch centre-back under wraps when presented a picture of the pair competing for the ball at Tannadice Park on social media, despite the negative result the left-back and his then-team suffered.
I won the ball, had him in my back pocket all game!! https://t.co/WwHiuPCtIw
— Andy Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) March 19, 2020
Both players are now part of a Liverpool side that won the Champions League last season, and Robertson was asked to compare his left foot with star forward Mohamed Salah - another team-mate of his.
In keeping with the confident nature of his answers, Robertson again proclaimed himself superior to his free-scoring Egyptian colleague.
Me, I'm sure he would agree