Andy Robertson sets Premier League defender assist record

Andy Robertson set the Premier League record for most assists by a defender during Liverpool’s 3-1 victory at Aston Villa on Boxing Day.

The former Hull left back set up Mohamed Salah for the Reds’ first at Villa Park, squaring across the box having been brilliantly found by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

That cross to Salah was Robertson’s 54th assist in the current iteration of England’s top flight, taking him clear of former Everton and Wigan defender Leighton Baines, who is now second with 53. Robertson has achieved the feat in almost half Baines’ career games, though will face some competition…

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