Andy Robertson says he will be trying to claim an assist for the own-goal scored by Bournemouth’s Steve Cook on Saturday afternoon in Liverpool’s 4-0 win at the Vitality Stadium – so he can pull away from Trent Alexander-Arnold in the pair’s assists competition.
Robertson told LiverpoolFC.com: “I tried! I don’t think the lads are giving me it. I’ll try to argue it.
“I think an assist is the second-last person to touch the ball – that was me, so I’ll be trying to claim it. But as soon as I walked off, Trent wasn’t too happy!”
The full-backs have a contest between themselves to see who can contribute the most assists during the season.
Robertson currently has three Premier League assists (with his last one coming against Fulham, when he crossed for Xherdan Shaqiri to score), while Alexander-Arnold has two.
The Scot added: “If it counts, it counts; if it doesn’t, so be it.”
Both Robertson and Alexander-Arnold will start for the Reds in Tuesday’s crunch-game against Napoli – an assist or two from each of them in that one would be more than welcome with Liverpool needing to win the game to stand any chance of progression.