Date: 3rd December 2019 at 2:16pm
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Paul Robinson has been blown away by Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold and his assist tally this season.

The Sky Sports pundit heaped praise on the England international for the positions he is getting into for the Reds consistently despite being a defender.

Robinson gushed about the 21-year-old’s ability from set-pieces, claiming that some of Liverpool’s goals are coming from the quality of the deliveries, as well as the players meeting them in the box such as Virgil van Dijk.

“For his age, to have a stat like that is outstanding,” he told Football Insider.

“He’s putting free-kicks on Van Dijk’s head, Salah, Mane, Firmino, the goals are coming because of the quality of the ball, but also because of the quality on the end of them.

“For a full-back to have a record like that, it’s remarkable.”

Alexander-Arnold took his season tally to five assists in the 2-1 win against Brighton on Saturday, setting up both of van Dijk’s goals to secure the three points.

OPINION

Liverpool are blessed to have two of the best-attacking full-backs in the world right now. Jurgen Klopp has set up a system which sees midfielders such as Jordan Henderson deployed in areas where he can cover Alexander-Arnold, meaning he can push forward into the final third as much as possible, giving the Reds an extra option to try and force an opening in front of goal. Robinson is right to heap praise on the 21-year-old, who has made that position his own in the past couple of seasons. Alexander-Arnold’s set-piece ability is top-notch, and it means that Liverpool are dangerous in nearly any given situation, whether it is a deep freekick or just a corner, they will still class it as a position they can score from. Only Kevin De Bruyne and Heung-Min Son have more assists than the Reds’ star, and in this system, Alexander-Arnold is surely set to continue breaking the expectations of defenders going forward.