Trent Alexander-Arnold is simply phenomenal.
The Liverpool right-back registered another assist as his side beat Brentford 3-0 at Anfield.
This brings his tally for the season to ten, meaning he is on course to break the record of 13 assists by a defender in a single Premier League season.
This record was initially set by Alexander-Arnold himself in 2019-20, who broke Alexander-Arnold’s previous record of 12 assists in 2018-19. Ridiculous.
However, it’s not just Premier League records he’s chasing.
The England international’s numbers have been among the best in the world since breaking into the Liverpool squad under Jurgen Klopp.
Only Thomas Muller and Lionel Messi have provided more assists than Alexander-Arnold in Europe’s top five leagues since the start of the 2018-19 season.
This means he has created more goals than Kevin de Bruyne, Neymar and Bruno Fernandes.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville even compared him to Cafu and fellow Reds full-back Andy Robertson to Roberto Carlos earlier this season.
Quite a lot of praise, indeed.
“Sometimes during a match you have to check yourself when you’re involved in an emotional game like this as a co-commentator or commentator,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“You mention them in the same breath as probably the two greatest full-backs I’ve ever seen, Roberto Carlos and Cafu.”
He added: “They were exceptional, but those two…I don’t think I’ve seen two full-backs play in the Premier League who are as good as those two as a couple.
“The way they combine on the pitch, the way they play the game, it’s an absolute joy.”
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