Andy Robertson became the defender with the most assists in the Premier League, overtaking Everton icon Leighton Baines who had 53 assists. The Scottish left-back has 54 assists, after setting up Mohamed Salah for the opening goal in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa.
There were questions asked over his ability to defend, but he put in a very good performance last night as the Reds returned to winning ways.
Andy Robertson sets record for most assists in PL history
Ashley Young sits at the top of the official list, with 71 assists to his name. But, the Aston Villa player has been counted as a winger, where he played for most of his career.
“First and foremost I want to defend, but I knew I equalled it [the record] before the break and I wanted to try and break it after,” Andy Robertson told Amazon Prime.
“It’s always nice to put yourself at the top.”
Robertson has Trent Alexander-Arnold to thank for providing the vital pass to pick him out. With the Englishman’s dink over the line of defense, he was able to find his full-back partner who provided a perfect opportunity for Mo Salah to tap in.
Alexander-Arnold is closing in on the record himself, and could surpass his colleague in the next few years itself.