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Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson are the most prolific assisters in the country

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson have factually established themselves as two of the most prolific marksman in European football.

It is exactly what Jurgen Klopp had hoped to see from his full-back department and so much more.

Since the start of the 2018/19 campaign, the defensive duo have registered a combined 46 assists.

These are eye-watering numbers for any player let alone two full-backs. Not even Kevin de Bruyne can match the same devastating level of consistency in the assist department.

Both Trent and Robbo were on the assist prowl during Liverpool’s enthralling 5-3 victory against Chelsea on Wednesday night with the former also producing a sensational free-kick to take his goal tally for the season to four.

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Alexander-Arnold has already beaten last season’s assist tally of 12 after his stunning right-footed cross met the head of Roberto Firmino to ensure assist number 13 was arguably his finest of the season.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JULY 22: Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool celebrates with team mates Andy Robertson and Roberto Firmino after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

 

It also gave the Brazilian No.9 his first Anfield goal in the league this season to end a drought that was previously ongoing since March 2019.

Meanwhile, Robertson equalled his 2018/19 tally for assists (11) after his late lung-bursting run was capped off with a sublime pass to find Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who duly converted home the fifth goal to wrap up a five-star performance.

Remarkably, three of Liverpool’s Premier League champions currently occupy the top-four assisters in the English top-flight this season with Mohamed Salah also showcasing a commonly forgotten unselfishness in his game.

The aforementioned trident have contributed to 34 of Liverpool’s 82 goals in the PL this season. Firmino and Sadio Mane also merit a mention with the attacking duo also contributing to seven assists apiece this campaign.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JULY 22: (L-R) Adam Lallana, James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool celebrate with The Premier League trophy following the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Paul Ellis/Pool via Getty Images)

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The real question that remains is can Liverpool’s full-back produce the same devastating form for a third consecutive season?

Considering both players are still not even at the peak of their professional careers would suggest they can.

Also, considering the durability of the two players, there is no reason that both Alexander-Arnold and Robertson cannot aim for better once the 2020/21 campaign kicks off in September.

The Premier League, Champions League and Club World Cup-winning duo have both missed just two of Liverpool’s 38 PL games this season – Robertson, Bournemouth (H), Everton (A).

Momentum is everything in football and the evidence would suggest that both players will be even hungrier next season.

With no expected departure from Merseyside, there is every hope and confidence that Liverpool’s record-breaking squad is more than well-equipped to defend their English crown next season.

 

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