Liverpool star defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has now got his name registered in the Guinness Book of World Records after a splendid last season in which he was provided as many as 12 Premier League assists.
Trent Alexander-Arnold thus became the world record holder of most assists by a defender in a Premier League season with as many as 12 assists in the last season. He surpassed the tally of defenders like Andy Hinchcliffe (11 assists in 1994/95) and Leighton Baines (11 assists in 2010/11) who were both part of the Everton squad.
“It’s an honour. I’ve always wanted to go forward and help the team to create as many chances as possible. 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,” he said as quoted by the official website of Guinness World Records.
The 21-year-old star added that it was the healthy competition between him and fellow Liverpool defender Andy Robertson which inspired him to add more assists to his name.
“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,” he concluded.