Alexander-Arnold holds the record for Premier League assists by a defender

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

The Reds' right-back gave the hosts their opening goal at Anfield when Diogo Jota headed past goalkeeper James Trafford.

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

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Trent Alexander-Arnold 58
Andrew Robertson 57
Leighton Baines 53
Graeme Le Saux 44
Antonio Valencia 39

After the game, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp explained why the right-back was taken off at half-time, having previously ruled him out due to a recurrence of a knee injury.

„He felt there [in his knee]He stuck it in the grass and we have to evaluate,” 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.

Ryan Giggs has scored 162 goals in the Premier League.

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