TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD capped a fabulous shift in Liverpool’s defeat of Burnley by registering the second-highest number of Prem assists since the 2018-19 season.
The fleet-footed right-back is now just one pass away from equalling Kevin De Bruyne’s tally of 34 assists since that term.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is one Prem assist away from matching Kevin de Bruyne’s tally of 34 since 2018-19Credit: Rex
And the statistic is made more impressive by the fact the England ace had missed 10 games between 2018-19 and this term, due to injury or being an unused substitute.
The Anfield ace – who has made 131 top-flight appearances for the Reds since 2016 -now has as many Premier League assists as Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane.
And OptaJoe says the full-back has provided nine Prem assists for team-mate Sadio Mane.
This is four more than he has for any other of Jurgen Klopp’s players.
Alexander-Arnold laid on an exquisite pass that saw Sadio Mane become the highest-scoring African in Premier League history
The duo helped the Reds beat the Clarets 2-0 with Sean Dyche’s losing their second match of the season.
The full-back delivered a deft pass to the Senegal ace in the 69th minute with Mane thumping in a powerful low shot for the Merseyside giants’ second goal.
That effort followed Diogo Jota’s headed opener for Jurgen’s Klopp side close to the twenty-minute mark.
It also led to Mane becoming only the fifth Liverpool star to score more than 50 goals for the club in addition to Robbie Fowler, Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen and team-mate Mo Salah.
The result for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who play Chelsea at Anfield next, saw them move to the top of the table.
And the performance of Alexander-Arnold and his team-mates had the Anfield crowd rocking during the club’s first match at home this term.
It was the first time in 18 months the team had played at a packed home stadium with fans returning following the easing of Covid restrictions.
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