Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold showed they may be the best fullback pairing in the world after the 2-0 win over Chelsea.
The duo recorded yet another clean sheet against the Blues, strengthening Liverpool’s impressive defensive record.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have conceded the least goals in the Premier League – and his full-backs have played a huge part.
No one could have predicted two years ago that either player would be at the top of the game. Robertson was about to be relegated with Hull City, for one thing, while Alexander-Arnold had only made 12 senior appearances.
Both improved massively last year, however. They may have been unknown quantities at the start of the 17/18 season but both would eventually start the Champions League final.
Fast forward one year, and the pairing looks like the best around right now.
Their attacking records this season have been extraordinary. Robertson, for instance, has nine assists in the Premier League. That’s as many as Paul Pogba & Raheem Sterling – only four players have more.
He’s also two clear of the next highest defender: Alexander-Arnold.
And that’s why the Chelsea game highlighted how good Robertson and Alexander-Arnold are. No, they didn’t manage to influence the game going forward but they didn’t have to.
Instead, they were able to see out yet another clean sheet. That’s the key to their success. Their attacking record is the best in the league and at the same time, they’re able to hold the best defensive record.
It’s difficult to think of any other pairing who can boast that kind of record. Liverpool wouldn’t swap them for anyone right now – and rightly so.