Trent Alexander-Arnold led the Liverpool squad in both key passes and interceptions for the 2019/20 Premier League season. Is there anything he can’t do?
Breaking his own records
Alexander-Arnold has enjoyed yet another fantastic season with Liverpool. It’s easy to forget that this was only his third senior season, in all honesty.
But much like 18/19, it ended with trophies and records.
Alexander-Arnold is now a Premier League champion, of course, but he also succeeded in breaking his own assists record. The Scouser registered 13 – the new record for a defender, beating his 12 from last year.
Only Kevin De Bruyne bettered him with 20, equalling the outright Premier League record.
And so the 21-year-old led Liverpool in assists for the Premier League season – one above Andy Robertson. It’s no surprise, either, given how many key passes Alexander-Arnold managed (per Whoscored).
He made 87 in the league. That’s by far the most at Liverpool, 16 more than second-place Mohamed Salah managed.
But that’s not the only area that Alexander-Arnold led Liverpool.
Solid at the back
Everyone knows how good Alexander-Arnold is going forward. He’s the best attacking full-back in the world and only Robertson really comes close to arguing that.
But the no.66 still faces claims that he’s not an elite defender – despite being a consistent part of the league’s tightest defence for two years in a row.
A look into the stats at Liverpool suggests Alexander-Arnold plays a key role in that fact, too. He made the most interceptions of any Red in the Premier League this season.
He intercepted a pass 45 times – five more than Virgil van Dijk in second and seven more than Robertson or Joe Gomez.
Alexander-Arnold ranks very highly in tackles, too. He won 55 tackles, which is the third-best at Liverpool, with only Jordan Henderson and Fabinho bettering that.
The best around
Everyone knows that Alexander-Arnold is an elite player but his all-round game is certainly underappreciated. The Scouser can do just about everything and he does it from right-back.
Even scoring goals. He’s bagged four this season, which only the front-three and Van Dijk can beat. And Alexander-Arnold’s three from outside the box again led the entire squad.
So he can score goals, create goals, and stop goals. Alexander-Arnold is truly an elite player and one seemingly capable of absolutely everything.