Trent Alexander-Arnold: Top 8 Defenders With the Most Assists in EPL as Liverpool Star Sets Record

Trent Alexander-Arnold: Top 8 Defenders With the Most Assists in EPL as Liverpool Star Sets Record

Fred Kennedy
updated at February 11, 2024 at 8:53 PM
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  • Alexander-Arnold set the record for most assists for a defender in the EPL on Saturday
  • The fullback set up one of Liverpool's opener scored by Diogo Dalot against Burnley
  • The Liverpool ace has now bagged 58 assists, one more than Andy Robertson's 57

Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold inked his name in Premier League history books on Saturday by becoming the defender with the most assists in the division.

Alexander-Arnold played a key part as his side edged Burnley 3-1 at Anfield.

Trent Alexander-Arnold in action during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Burnley FC at Anfield. Photo by Andrew Powell.
Trent Alexander-Arnold in action during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Burnley FC at Anfield. Photo by Andrew Powell.
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According to SPORTbible, the Englishman set up the Reds' opener, scored by Diogo Dalot, before Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez also got their names on the scoresheet.

Alexander-Arnold's assist in the clash was enough to help him set a Premier League record, as he became the defender with the most assists in history.

At just 25, the fullback has now racked up an eyewatering 58 assists, which is more than any other defender in the history of the English topflight.

Who are the highest assisting defenders in the Premier League?

According to the Premier League, Alexander-Arnold's assist in the Burnley clash saw him move ahead of his teammate Andrew Robertson on the assist charts.

Robertson, who has been a key part of Liverpool's success in recent years, has bagged 57 EPL assists across his illustrious career in the topflight.

The fullback is known for his incredible crossing ability that has helped him create countless goalscoring chances for his teammates.

Everton legend Leighton Baines is the other defender known for his assisting abilities.

Baines ranks third in the defenders list with the most Premier League assists.

A set-piece specialist, Baines recorded 53 assists in the Premier League during his career.

Graeme Le Saux, who previously played for Chelsea and Manchester United legend Antonio Valencia, wrapped up the top five podium.

Le Saux, who could play both as a left and right back, recorded 44 assists in his career, while Valencia ended his with 39 assists.

Top eight defenders with the most EPL assists

1. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) - 58 assists

2. Andy Robertson (Liverpool) - 57 assists

3. Leighton Baines - 53 assists

4. Graeme Le Saux - 44 assists

5. Antonio Valencia - 39 assists

6. Ian Harte (Leeds United, Sunderland, Reading) - 36 assists

7. Andy Hinchcliffe (Everton, Sheffield Wednesday) - 36 assists

8. César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) - 35 assists

The Premier League’s fastest players this season

In other news, Sports Brief also reported on the fastest players in the Premier League this season, with Tottenham Hotspur's Micky Van de Ven topping the list with a speed of 37.38 km/h achieved during his side’s draw against Everton.

Luton’s Chiedozie Ogbene is second with a speed of 36.93km/h.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.