Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson have assisted 34 goals since start of 2018/19


It was just another quiet night at Anfield in the Champions League...

Liverpool put on a show once again as they survived an RB Salzburg comeback to win 4-3. 

Jurgen Klopp's side had taken an early lead through Sadio Mane, before Andy Robertson made it two before the half-hour stage. 

Mo Salah then got in on the act with his sixth goal of the season in all competitions - and perhaps that's where the Reds got a little complacent.

Salzburg looked a different team after Hwang Hee-chan sent Virgil van Dijk packing and got them back into the game. 

After the interval, Takumi Minamino started red nerves jangling and before anyone could say 'IstanRedBull', man of the moment Erling Braut Haaland had equalised. 

The European champions were shell-shocked, not least at the sight of a Manchester United target wheeling away from goal in celebration. 

There was still time for Salah to bag his second of the night as Liverpool secured their first European points of the campaign. 

We no longer expect such implosions from Klopp's side. Then again, it's just as well they are such a potent threat going forward. 

Liverpool FC v RB Salzburg: Group E - UEFA Champions League

While Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Salah were combining particularly well, the full-backs were on fire again. 

Robertson started off the move to get Mane underway - Firmino playing the final pass - and Alexander-Arnold soon set up the Scotsman for a rare goal. 

The left-back was then instrumental in the build-up play that led to Salah's first. 

It's difficult to imagine where Liverpool would be without their dynamic duo tearing down the wings. 

Since the start of last season when they began playing together regularly, Alexander-Arnold and Robertson have assisted no fewer than 34 goals between them. 

In the 2018/19 campaign, Alexander-Arnold also broke the record for the most assists provided by a defender in a Premier League season (12). 

The England international is edging it this season too, as of last night's victory, with three to Robertson's two.

Not that they're competing, mind...

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