The Scot has been at the heart of Liverpool’s creative hub under Jurgen Klopp, racking up 60 assists in all competitions.
And when you add the four assists he racked up while with Hull, Robertson now has 54 assists in the English top flight, more than any other defender in the history of the competition.
Although Ashley Young (71) sits at the top of the official chart, he has spent the majority of his career as a winger and is, therefore, discounted.
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“First and foremost I want to defend, but I knew I equalled it [the record] before the break and I wanted to try and break it after,” Robertson told Amazon Prime.
“It’s always nice to put yourself at the top.”
Robertson has eight assists so far this season, eight more than Trent Alexander-Arnold who has, remarkably, yet to get off the mark in 2022/23.
But the left-back does have the No. 66 to thank for his record-breaking assist at Villa, with Alexander-Arnold having served up a sumptuous pass into his feet to then set up Salah.
Robertson’s best assist haul in one season for Liverpool came in 2021/22 after setting up his teammates 15 different times – and he’s already more than halfway to matching that haul.