Alexander-Arnold sets record for defenders' Premier League assists

10 Feb 2024
Trent Alexander-Arnold

Liverpool right-back sets up his 58th goal in the competition in Reds' 3-1 win against Burnley

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Trent Alexander-Arnold made history in Liverpool's 3-1 win over Burnley on Saturday.

The Reds' right-back delivered the corner that gave the hosts their opening goal at Anfield, as Diogo Jota headed past goalkeeper James Trafford.

It was Alexander-Arnold's 58th Premier League assist, a record for defenders in the competition as he moved one ahead of his Liverpool team-mate Andrew Robertson before being substituted at half-time.

Top defenders for Premier League assists
Defender Assists
Trent Alexander-Arnold 58
Andrew Robertson 57
Leighton Baines 53
Graeme Le Saux 44
Antonio Valencia 39

After the match, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp explained why the right-back was taken at half-time saying that he suffered a reoccurrence of the knee injury that had previously kept him out.

"He felt there [in his knee], he got it stuck in the grass and we will need to do further assessment," Klopp said in his post-match press conference.

In terms of the overall list for Premier League assists, across all positions, Alexander-Arnold is now joint-26th on the list, level with Peter Crouch, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Son Heung-min.

The record is held by Ryan Giggs, who set up 162 Premier League goals.

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