Andrew Robertson broke a Premier League record against Aston Villa

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After setting up Mohamed Salah for Liverpool‘s first goal against Aston Villa on Monday, Andy Robertson broke the Premier League record for the most assists by a defender.

The Scottish full-back entered the game tied with former Everton and Wigan defender Leighton Baines for the most Premier League assists with 53.

He caught Trent Alexander-through Arnold’s ball and delivered a square ball into Salah’s path, taking just five minutes to pass the former England international.

To give Liverpool the lead, the Egyptian attacker only needed to touch the ball past Robin Olsen from six yards out.

Robertson set the record in 189 less games than Baines thanks to his 54th assist, which came in his 231st game.

In the 20th minute, the 28-year-old nearly increased his total to 55 as he whipped in a precise free kick that Joel Matip headed in.

But because the center back had just veered offside, the goal was rightfully disallowed.

With at least 10 assists in three of the last four Premier League seasons, Robertson has solidified his position as one of the league’s top offensive full-backs.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: ( THE SUN OUT.THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT ) Andy Robertson of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool FC at Villa Park on December 26, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

In 13 league games this season, he has already managed five goals.

He continued where he left off before the Premier League was suspended for the World Cup, recording two assists in Liverpool’s previous league match against Southampton last month.

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