Alexander-Arnold makes huge step in personal competition with Robertson with Watford assists haul

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By Connor Varnish – @cvarn4

Liverpool’s 5-0 thrashing of Watford was just what we all needed after drawing four out of the last five across all competitions.

The victory affords fans a brief sigh of relief before the Reds get ready for what is sure to be an intense battle with the blue half of Merseyside this Sunday.

Suprisingly enough, a certain Scouse full back appeared in only one of those draws – starting and drawing 0-0 with German side Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Wednesday night’s emphatic victory over Watford saw Trent Alexander-Arnold become the youngest player to record three assists in the Premier League in a single match.

Trent consistently showed a willingness to push forward in the attack and showcased just what the Reds have lacked since his injury. His deliveries from out wide were almost Gerrard-esque as he picked out Mané twice as well as fellow defender VIrgil van Dijk with ease.

It’s cliche, but Liverpool now have ten cup finals remaining in the Premier League – and at just 20-years-old Trent Alexander-Arnold has proven himself crucial to Liverpool’s title charge.

While the likes of Milner and Henderson managed to fill in the right back slot admirably in Trent’s absence, there’s no denying the Red’s offensive output suffers without the Scouser in the lineup.

Trent, much to the joy of Lliverpool supporters, looks fully back to himself after recovering from a knee injury that saw him out of action since early January.

Perhaps one man who isn’t so happy to see him back providing assists left and right is left back Andy Robertson. The pair began a friendly competition at the beginning of the season to see who could assist the most goals this campaign – Robbo currently sits on eight assists in the league while Trent holds six.

Trent, adamant on not being outdone, announced a friendly reminder to Robbo via Instagram – the Liverpool native warned Robertson to not to get too comfortable ahead of him as Trent looks poised to add perhaps a few more personal awards this season instead of just the Premier League and Champions League trophies.

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