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Liverpool star Andy Robertson set to create Premier League history next season

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Trent Alexander-Arnold is right behind Andy Robertson for the Premier League record for most assists by a defender, but Robertson is in an excellent position to smash it.

With 49 assists in the Premier League for Hull City and Liverpool, Robertson, 28, is just 10 assists behind Leighton Baines’ record and ranks second in the competition’s 30-year history. The 23-year-old Alexander-Arnold has only contributed four less than his Anfield coworker.

The 37-year-old former England international Baines played professionally for Wigan and Everton, scoring 32 goals and dishing out 53 assists while making more than 600 appearances for club and country. Baines also tended to play left back like Robertson.

During the 2022–23 season, Robertson will be optimistic that he can surpass Baines’ mark. He scored three goals while contributing 10 assists in the Premier League last season. That was the third time in a single Premier League season that he had more than ten assists.

When compared to the number of games the Scotland skipper has participated in, his creative record appears to be pretty impressive. Baines played 418 games in the Premier League between 2005 and 2020, compared to Robertson’s 218 outings to date.

Last season, Robertson surpassed Gary McAllister’s 47 assists to become the Scottish player with the most assists in Premier League history. The former midfielder played for Leeds, Coventry, and Liverpool in the English Premier League before becoming Steven Gerrard’s assistant at Aston Villa.

Under Jurgen Klopp, Robertson and Alexander-Arnold have both been instrumental in Liverpool’s success. Since 2018, the two defenders have contributed to the Reds’ victories in the Champions League, FA Cup, EFL Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and Club World Cup.

Former England winger Joe Cole stated in April that Alexander-Arnold is actually a better crosser and passer than David Beckham. That’s significant because Becks was the greatest artist of my generation.

 

Rio Ferdinand, a former captain of Manchester United, added, “I don’t care, Trent is as excellent a passer as anyone on the earth right now. I screamed when I saw one of his passes yesterday. And passes don’t generally affect me in that way. It must be done out of sequence.

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