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Trent Alexander-Arnold Breaks Own Record for Assists by a Defender

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The Liverpool fullback set the Premier League record at 20 years old, and broke it at 21.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold. What more can you say about the Liverpool academy product who has turned into one of the world’s best at his position in front of our very eyes?

At 20-years-old, he became the youngest player to start two Champions League finals and broke a Premier League record for assists by a defender, tallying 12 over the course of the campaign. And last night he got his 13th assist of the season, breaking his own record. At 21.

The assist—a fantastic cross that was put on a plate for Roberto Firmino to nod home—wasn’t even Trent’s best moment of the night. He also curled in a 30-yard free kick. You know, just a day in the life for TAA.

Of course, Trent’s fantastic offensive threat overshadows the other great attacking fullback in the side: Andy Robertson. Robertson followed up his 11-assist season last year with another 11-assist season this year. Indeed, after Kevin de Bruyne’s league-leading 19 assists, there are 3 Liverpool players: the aforementioned Trent (13) and Robbo (11), and Mohamed Salah (10).

The sky is the limit for both this group of Liverpool players and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Trent very well could go down as an all-time Liverpool legend, whether he evolves into a midfielder, or “just” continues being one of the best fullbacks in the world.