Trent Alexander-Arnold’s assist for Divock Origi’s goal this evening was his fifth in five Premier League games – which makes him the first player to register such a feat since Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil four years ago.
Stats gurus Opta tweeted the news tonight, during Liverpool’s pummelling of Norwich.
5 – Trent Alexander-Arnold is the first player to register an assist in five consecutive Premier League appearances since Mesut Özil in 2015, and is one of only eight players to do so in Premier League history. Pinpoint. pic.twitter.com/1l6ui3Kp3g
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 9, 2019
Considering Trent is a genuine right-back, and part of a back-four, this is very impressive.
Jurgen Klopp allows Trent and Andy Robertson to bomb forward and fire crosses into the box, but the accuracy with which they consistently deliver is sublime.
Trent is 20-years-old, plays in defence, but has the creativity of a playmaker!
The fact he played youth football as a midfielder definitely helps him, as he is completely comfortable on the ball and has the best whipped delivery we’ve seen since Steven Gerrard.
Like our former skipper, we reckon Trent will eventually captain Liverpool.
A world-class Scouser, starting every week. What a time to be a Red!