Liverpool star admits he is thinking about catching teammate in assist table ahead of final day

Date published: Saturday 21st May 2022 5:48 - Dan Butterfield

Liverpool duo Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah

Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has admitted he has been thinking about catching teammate Mohamed Salah in the Premier League assist rankings.

Salah currently leads the league with 14 so far this season but Alexander-Arnold is hot on his heels with 13. 

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The Egyptian winger is a doubt for the final weekend clash at home to Wolves due to an injury that he picked up in the FA Cup final weekend.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has said that he could be available but a seat on the bench is more likely for the 29-year-old and that could give Alexander-Arnold that chance to match, or overtake, his teammate.

Speaking to, when askes if he had given any though to the battle, the defender admitted: “I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t! Yeah, it is. I don’t know how he feels about it but I’d like to maybe just get one and we’d be able to share the trophy.

“It would be a good moment for us. We’ve worked hard together. Our relationship has really grown this season, the understanding we’ve had on the pitch and off the pitch, we’ve become a lot closer.

“Hopefully he wins his Golden Boot, and then I think it’s kind of now just between me and him for the top assists. We’ll see what happens.”

Whilst Liverpool’s final day clash could be pivotal in the Premier League title race, it will also be a a chance for the supporters to say farewell to striker Divock Origi, who is set to depart the club this summer.

The Belgian forward has a number of iconic moments in a red shirt including a Champions League final goal, a semi-final brace and a last minute winner in a Merseyside derby.

Alexander-Arnold was quick to praise Origi’s role in recent years: “What a guy, what a man, what a player. Definitely over the course of the stint the manager has been in, he has definitely had the most iconic moments, that will live in the memory of all the fans.

“He will go down in history. He has been a part of special, special moments with this club, scored special goals and he has always been there for the team.

“He is always putting in performances, always trying his best, always working his hardest. It’ll be sad to see him leave but he is more than deserving of a big send-off and a big farewell on Sunday or in Paris.”

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