Liverpool Football Club’s stock has rarely been higher. Eight points clear of the Premier League summit while retaining the rights as European champions adds merit to the notion.
Never before has a Reds dressing room featured so many world-class players. Everywhere you look Jurgen Klopp has developed and harnessed a group of leaders determined to establish a Golden Age for the club.
Two players who epitomise this determination is none other than full-back duo Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold. The pair already have seven assists in 12 league outings this season – 16 off their total tally for the 2018/19 campaign.
Robertson, 25, is currently leading the way with four this season despite Alexander-Arnold, 21, surpassing the former in the assist charts last campaign with 12.
Both Liverpool players are redefining what it means to be a full-back in the modern game and the duo have established themselves as two of the best in their position in world football.
The pair have recently established a certain competitiveness between them in terms of who can register the most assists with Robertson recently releasing a hilarious post on Twitter. It featured a funny GIF of the Scotland captain captioned: “Realising you have more assists than @trentaa98.”
The post forced a swift reaction from his fellow defender captioned: “Come back to me in May“.
— Andrew Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) November 11, 2019
Come back to me in May 😏 https://t.co/k816tXNuXf
— Trent Alexander-Arnold (@trentaa98) November 11, 2019
For some clubs, this competitive edge could be considered not healthy in-terms of maintaining club morale. However, for a team with so many global talents such as Liverpool its the key to driving the team towards continental glory.
Look at the rivalry between Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. The forward duo have established themselves as world-class wingers by constantly competing to be the most prolific scorer.
It is no wonder the Premier League Golden Boot for 2019 was shared by the Liverpool pair. The same rivalry exists with Robertson and Alexander-Arnold. Whilst maintaining a strong friendship each individual is determined to be the team’s leading creative spark.
No defenders came close to Liverpool’s full-backs in terms of assists last campaign. Only Eden Hazard, Ryan Frazer and Christian Eriksen sat in the same esteemed company as the European Cup winners.
It remains to be seen which player will come out on top this season but one thing for sure is certain. If the two defenders continue to keep driving each other to the same devastating levels as last season then it really opposes a serious warning to the rest of Europe.