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Robertson admits it’s a ‘pleasure’ to play with ‘brilliant’ Van Dijk

Andy Robertson has hailed Liverpool teammate Virgil Van Dijk saying it is a ‘pleasure’ to play alongside the Dutch defender.

Van Dijk has shone in a Liverpool side that has conceded just seven league goals this season, and scored in Friday night’s 2-0 win at Wolves.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten in the league this season, leading the title race by four points and Robertson has praised the influence of the 27-year-old at the heart of the defence.

“I’m getting bored speaking about how good he is!” Robertson told

“No, I’m only joking. He was fantastic. We knew when we saw [Adama] Traore up top that he has got great pace. His pace and direction are a big threat and big Virgil did so well with him. We knew on the counter-attack they were dangerous.

“I’m sure he will be disappointed he has not scored more goals but it was a clean sheet and his first Premier League goal – pretty much a perfect day for him.

“He’s been brilliant [since joining Liverpool]. I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside him for the majority of time on the left-hand side of the defence. He’s just a great lad to have next to you – I’m not sure he will say the same about me!

“I think we have had a good relationship, we work together. The whole back four does, whoever plays, his impact on the club has been good. I look forward to it continuing.”

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