Trent Alexander Arnold sets a new Guinness World record with Liverpool, as the English right-back is lauded for his proficiency in the attack.
Trent Alexander Arnold has risen to fame after playing phenomenally for Liverpool last season. His performances were so effective that the English defender has set a new Guinness World record.
Alexander Arnold played 29 games in the league last season and in the process amassed 12 assists to make a new Guinness World record for the most Premier League assists by a defender in a single campaign.
To make the achievement look even better, Alexander-Arnold has replaced two Everton players – Andy Hinchcliffe (11 assists in 1994/95) and Leighton Baines (11 assists in 2010/11) in the record books.
“It’s an honour. I’ve always wanted to go forward and help the team to create as many chances as possible,” said Trent Alexander Arnold.
“It’s obviously down to the lads to put the ball into the back of the net because football is a team game and without them, this record wouldn’t be possible. It’s an unbelievably proud moment for me and my family, and something I hope will stand for a few years.”
The English defender then went onto giving credits to Andy Robertson for spurring him on. The full-backs enjoy a healthy rivalry that culminated with them combining for 29 assists in all competitions last season.
The right-back earned bragging rights, though, after Robertson recorded 11 assists in the league. Alexander-Arnold added: “He probably thought he had the competition wrapped up!
“Near the end of the season we both hit really good form, we were both getting lots of assists and it was good to help the team in those games that we needed to win.”
The 21-year-old right-back played a crucial role in Liverpool’s triumph in the Champions League. To honour that fans in Liverpool unveiled a mural to recognize his performances.