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Six Years Ago, Virgil Van Dijk And Andy Robertson Played Against Each Other

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Six Years Ago, Virgil Van Dijk And Andy Robertson Played Against Each Other

Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson have played a vital part in Liverpool's success since joining.

From winning the Champions League against Spurs to challenging for the Premier League title, the pair have struck up a formidable partnership at the back.

But it turns out these two accomplished defenders bumped into each other way before arriving at Anfield.

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Six years ago, playing for Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership, a 19-year-old Robertson played against the man mountain van Dijk during his time at Celtic.

It's fair to say van Dijk was impressed by the left-back's performance in 2013.

The Dutch centre-back even told a member of Celtic's scouting team that they should sign Robertson after his performance against The Bhoys.

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In an interview with Liverpool's official website, van Dijk told the story of when he came up against his current teammate:

"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!" he said.

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"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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Celtic paid tribute to their former player van Dijk, as well as Robertson, following their success in the Champions League on Saturday night:

"A winning weekend for some former Celtic players." they said on Twitter.

"Congratulations to Liam Henderson, Virgil van Dijk and one of the Bhoys Andrew Robertson."

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Thoughts on Andrew Robertson and Virgil van Dijk's performances this season?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Celtic, Andrew Robertson, Football, Premier League, Virgil Van Dijk, Soccer, SPL

Jack Kenmare
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