The Scotland captain believes the Dutchman and the German tactician are the best in their world.
Liverpool full-back Andrew Robertson has hailed Virgil van Dijk and manager Jurgen Klopp declaring that they are the best in the world in their position.
Klopp has breathed a new life in the Reds army making them a force to reckon with in the world since he joined in October 2015 leading them to two Champions League final (winning the 2018/2019 season trophy) and one Europa League final while he is on the verge of leading Liverpool to their first league title in 30 years.
Robertson, 26, has praised Klopp’s managerial ability and his father figure mode at Anfield.
“He’s a fantastic man, a fantastic manager, and for him to think I don’t have negatives is great. He likes the Scottish people, I know he does, he gets on really well with Kenny Dalglish.
In 2009, Klopp talked highly of the Scot being a humble being. Robertson who claims he is not aware of Klopp ever talking about him before he joined Liverpool added;
“I don’t think I’ve heard this quote, but it’s one that gets me. For a manager, who I think is the best in the world at the minute, for him to say that about me is really nice. That’s what I try to be.
“He’s probably right, could I have more confidence in myself and my ability? Yes, I could. It’s something I’m maybe trying to work on.
Van Dijk, on the other hand, has brought his leadership to the team since his £75m move from Southampton and have gone to win the PFA and UEFA Player of the year in 2019.
While many have argued if the Dutchman has been the best defender of the Premier League era, Robertson stated Van Dijk is the “best defender in the world.”
“Virg is the best defender in the world, and I love him being on the left-hand side with me, we have a good partnership on and off the pitch, and we help each other out on the pitch especially.
“The big guy is absolutely class in everything he does. He just carries himself so well on and off the pitch and is somebody who a lot of people look up to, and I’m one of them. He’s a fantastic leader, a fantastic guy. I love playing with him, having him in the backline, and since he signed, he’s brought us forward.
“I loved him at Celtic as well, and I was delighted when we signed him, and it showed that the money spent was worth it.”