Each of the past two seasons, Liverpool left back Andy Robertson has fallen one assist shy of being the Reds’ top creative force—and on both occasions he’s been beaten out by teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold.
On Saturday in the season opener against Leeds United, Robertson got the early edge on the player who mans the opposite flank. Now he’s looking forward to adding to his total and trying to beat out his teammate.
“We’ll see how it plays out this time,” Robertson said of the friendly rivalry. “I had a lot of games to make up last season and I nearly got there. We both do this competition to get the best out of each other.
“These last two seasons we’ve shown that we can take the numbers to a whole new level, especially with Trent breaking the record for a fullback. If I’m close to him we’ll have both had a successful season.”
Last season, Alexander-Arnold played two more games than Robertson and the Scouser ended up with 13 assists to the Scotsman’s 12 in the League, but it’s clear the team is the real winner of their competition.
“We like to create chances and hopefully that continues,” he added. “Us making chances and creating goals is a big part of how we play and we get a lot of joy from it. That’s our aim and hopefully we can do that.”