Andy Robertson is very close to breaking a Premier League assists record. The Liverpool defender should do so in 2022.
Andy Robertson joined Liverpool from Hull City five years ago to little fanfare. He had just been relegated from the Premier League, after all, and wasn’t recognised as an elite talent. The Reds appeared to merely want more options at left-back.
And it certainly looked that way as Robertson struggled for game time across his first few months with the club. He wasn’t starting with any regularity until December when he finally got ahead of Alberto Moreno in the pecking order after the Spaniard picked up an injury.
Five years later, the Scot is one of the world’s best left-backs and will almost certainly go down as the best we’ve seen at Liverpool. Robertson has been perfect in Jurgen Klopp’s team, delivering magnificent all-around performances as the Reds swept up every trophy.
And now, as Robertson enters another season with Liverpool, he’s on the brink of setting a Premier League record. He sits on 49 assists in the league, just four behind Leighton Baines on 53. That’s significant as Baines has the most in Premier League history of any defender.
Andy Robertson nears Premier League assists record
Robertson should comfortably take this record and almost certainly will before 2023 comes around. The least amount of assists he’s managed in a Premier League season for Liverpool is five, after all.
That came in his first campaign with the club – his totals since then are 11, 12 and 10. It’s merely a matter of when he breaks the record, not if.
Of course, Robertson may only have the record for a few years. Trent Alexander-Arnold, after all, is on 45 assists at just 23 years old. In fact, if the Scouser matches any of his three full seasons in the Premier League, he’ll move past Baines – if not Robertson.