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Two Liverpool Defenders Fighting To Make Premier League History Next Season

Robert Worthington

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Two Liverpool Defenders Fighting To Make Premier League History Next Season

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Leighton Baines currently holds the Premier League record for most assists from a defender, but two Liverpool defenders are hot on his heels.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is in the race, but his partner in crime Andy Robertson is currently winning it.

Robertson has recorded 39 assists for Liverpool and Hull City in England’s top division, 10 short of Baines’ 49.

Alexander-Arnold meanwhile has 35 Premier League assists to his name.

It’ll be a fierce battle between Liverpool’s two full-back to see who will win the race to a record-breaking 50 Premier league assists.

 


The way in which Jürgen Klopp has deployed his full-backs since moving to English football has been nothing short of revolutionary.

Alexander-Arnold and Robertson have been producing off the charts creative numbers every season for the Reds.

The Liverpool academy deserve credit for helping Trent Alexander-Arnold to fulfil his potential and becoming one of the world’s best full-backs, but the recruitment team arguably deserve more for picking up Andy Robertson from Hull City.

Robertson joined Liverpool in 2018 in a worth just £10 million, representative of one of the most significant coups in the club’s history.

Paul Merson recently ranked the Scotsman as the fifth best signing of the Jürgen Klopp era, after Sadio Mané, Mo Salah, Virgil Van Dijk, and Alisson.

Liverpool possess a full-back pairing like no other, and should count themselves lucky to have stumbled upon such talents.

Trent Alexander-Arnold will be pleased to see he finally has a direct understudy to replace him when required this season.

Calvin Ramsay has joined the Anfield club from Aberdeen for an initial fee of £4.2 million.

He hopes to emulate the Liverpool career of his compatriot Andy Robertson.

Previously, the likes of Joe Gomez and James Milner have been shoe-horned in at right-back. Having another natural full-back in Ramsay will be useful to Jürgen Klopp.

On the other side, after a difficult first season in English football, Kostas Tsimikas began to acclimatise to the demands of the Premier League last season proving to be adequate cover for Andy Robertson.

Liverpool fans though will be hoping their two superstar starting full-backs can remain injury free for yet another season. Alexander-Arnold and Robertson are crucial for the Reds.

 

 

Topics: Andy Robertson, Liverpool, Trent Alexander-Arnold

Robert Worthington
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