Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has sent a cheeky Valentines day Twitter post to teammate and fellow full-back Andy Robertson.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 07: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on January 07, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

The defensive pair have formed a strong friendship as well as a healthy rivalry in terms of assists since in the start of last season with both players now amongst some of the best full-backs across the continent.

Alexander-Arnold, 21, has been hailed for his attacking exploits and has clocked up two goals whilst providing 12 assists in 34 appearances in all competitions.

Robertson, 25, meanwhile, has also found the back of the net twice but has set up six goals fewer than his team-mate.

While both players have impressed in the final third, they’ve also helped Liverpool to continue their impressive defensive record with the Reds just leaking one goal in their previous 10 league matches.

The pair are just six league matches away from a first Premier League title as they look to extend their lead at the top of the table to 25 points with a victory against Norwich City on Saturday.

Ahead of the clash at Carrow Road, Alexander-Arnold showcased his admiration for his teammate who alongside the England international have completely transformed the role of a modern full-back.

 

With the famous saying that ‘nobody wants to grow up to be a Gary Neville’, Alexander-Arnold is determined to change the role of a typical full-back.

The Ballon d’Or nominee recently admitted that himself and Robertson are relishing the opportunity to attack from full-back and push each other’s games to new heights.

‘That is the way we are, we are competitive within ourselves,’ he told BT Sport. ‘We have a competition to see who can get the most assists and it pushes ourselves.

‘At the end of the season, one gets the bragging rights and one doesn’t. He can nick two or three assists in any given game.’

Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher previously joked that ‘nobody wants to grow up to be a Gary Neville’ but Alexander-Arnold is determined to give the notoriously defensive role a greater appeal.

 ‘As a pair, we want to change the way the position was previously thought about,’ he added.

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