Andy Robertson has shared the hilarious text message exchange with Jurgen Klopp after he was handed the captaincy by the Scottish FA earlier this season.
When Liverpool signed Andy Robertson last year for £10m, a large portion of the Liverpool fanbase was unsure about whether or not he would be a hit at Anfield despite Alberto Moreno’s struggles at left back in the past.
However, since then, the former Hull City fullback has made a serious case for him being the best left back in the Premier League and his performances for club and country have seen him become the captain of the Scotland national team.
In a hilarious interview, Robertson has revealed the text message exchange between him and Jurgen Klopp when he told the gaffer about being awarded with the Scottish captaincy.
Speaking to Si Ferry’s Open Goal, Robertson explained: “I text him saying ‘just so you know I’m getting he captaincy’.
“It was just out of respect because I didn’t want him finding out off of someone else.
“I said ‘thanks very much for all you’ve done, I’m going to be Scotland captain, I hope it can be a success’ all that sort of stuff.
“And then he just text back in big capital letters ‘You are the real Scottish Braveheart now’!
“I gave him a thumb emoji and he gave me the wee dance emoji. Brilliant.”
Explaining how he landed the nickname, Robbo continued: “There was a game last season against Manchester City in the Champions League and I had done my calf at the weekend so we weren’t sure if I was going to be able to play.
“But I managed to pull through and he was like that – ‘ah Braveheart’. Now he reckoned I was the real Braveheart!”