Trent Alexander-Arnold equalled his own Premier League record on Monday as Liverpool beat West Ham United 3-2.
Alexander-Arnold grabbed two assists in the win. His first was an outstanding cross to Gini Wijnaldum. The 21-year-old didn’t even look at he did it, essentially crossing it on the turn.
He then picked up another assist for the winner, beating Lukasz Fabianski to the ball and putting it on a plate for Sadio Mane.
It was a yet another wonderful, creative performance, in short. Alexander-Arnold is firmly the most creative player at the club – despite being a 21-year-old right-back.
And you can sum up his creativity by looking at the Premier League assists chart. Alexander-Arnold is sitting in second place, four behind Kevin De Bruyne and four ahead of third-place Riyad Mahrez.
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His tally of 12 is also the joint-most by a Premier League defender – his own record, set last season. But he’s equalled it already, with a mammoth 11 games to play.
Alexander-Arnold’s rise has been nothing short of incredible. He’s comfortably the best right-back around at the moment but he’s quickly becoming one of the Premier League’s outright best players.
The fact he’s achieving this as a 21-year-old Scouser just makes him an absolute dream for Liverpool. Fingers crossed he’s here for life.
Alexander-Arnold will continue to break record after record at this rate. In fact, at the rate he’s going, he’ll surely be aiming for 20 assists next season and the overall Premier League record.
And you certainly wouldn’t put it past him.