Andy Robertson wasted no time in teasing Virgil van Dijk and Cody Gakpo after Ryan Gravenberch’s arrival at Liverpool. The Reds recently announced the signing of the Dutch international from Bayern Munich for £34 million. Gravenberch is part of Jurgen Klopp’s £145 million midfield revamp, which also includes signings like Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Wataru Endo. Liverpool hopes that the 21-year-old will shine in the Premier League after being deemed surplus to requirements by Thomas Tuchel at Bayern Munich. Upon his arrival at the club’s training center, Gravenberch was greeted by his national teammates Van Dijk and Gakpo. Robertson then introduced himself and jokingly remarked, “Finally a good Dutch player!” Liverpool shared the exchange on Instagram, and fans loved the wholesome content. One fan even commented, “If Robbo ever leaves the club…WE RIOT!” Another fan joked, “Nah Robbo was foul for that.” Unfortunately, Liverpool fans will have to wait until after the international break for Gravenberch’s debut, as he was registered too late to play against Aston Villa. His first Premier League appearance will likely be against Wolves on September 16.
Football fans around the world have been enjoying the antics of Liverpool Football Club’s stars Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk and new teammate Cody Gakpo in a new video released on social media. In the footage, Robertson can be seen mocking the two Dutchmen in front of their teammate Ryan Gravenberch in a light hearted moment between the players.
The video, which was shared on the official Liverpool FC Twitter page and has since gone viral, shows Robertson and Gravenberch watching van Dijk and Gakpo play keepy-uppy in the middle of the pitch. While Gakpo is struggling to keep the ball up in the air, Robertson can be heard shouting ‘finally’ in mock celebration as the Dutchman makes a success of his attempt. The Scotsman’s playful response is met with a smile from Gravenberch before the two start laughing at the ‘friendly’ banter amongst the team.
The video shows that the newly formed trio, which includes former Ajax star Gravenberch, are settling in comfortably since his summer move to Merseyside. It also shows the chemistry between van Dijk and Robertson, who are both key players in the team. The defensive duo have been instrumental in bringing success to the club and this lighthearted moment between them shows that there is no lack of team spirit on the pitch.
The footage has been well received by fans online, who have praised the trio for their camaraderie and good humour. The video has since become an instant hit on social media, amassing over 3.2 million views and counting. It’s sure to be remembered by fans in the years to come as a heartwarming reminder of the great team spirit within Liverpool Football Club.