Andy Robertson breaks Premier League defender assist record

  • Andy Robertson sets Premier League defender assist record.

Andy Robertson breaks Premier League defender assist record
Andy Robertson breaks Premier League defender assist record

On Boxing Day, while helping Liverpool to a 3-1 victory over , Andy Robertson set the Premier League record for the most assists by a defender.

After being beautifully spotted by Trent Alexander-Arnold, the former Hull left-back squared across the box to put up Mohamed Salah for the Reds’ opening goal at Villa Park.

Robertson passed former Everton and Wigan defender Leighton Baines, who is currently second with 53 assists in the current incarnation of England’s top division, with that to Salah.

Robertson now has 54 assists in the top division. Although a current teammate will challenge Robertson for first place, he has accomplished the feat in over half of Baines’ career games.


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Alexander-Arnold, who now ranks third all-time in the Premier League with 45 assists, is also for his inventiveness when playing right back.

The pair have previously spoken about their competitive rivalry in the assists table, with Robertson indicating they use it to push each other on.

“We both do this competition to get the best out of each other,” Robertson in 2020. “It’s obviously going to be tough to continue those numbers but that’s our aim and hopefully we can do that.”

Robertson added earlier this year: “We have a friendly competition but if both of us are contributing and helping the team win games, then that is the most important thing.”

After struggling with inconsistent play at times during the first half of the season, Liverpool’s victory over Villa on Monday helped them cut the gap in the Champions League spots.

 

 

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