Trent Alexander-Arnold played another starring role for Liverpool on Saturday, assisting Virgil van Dijk twice in the Reds’ 2-1 win over Brighton.

The 21-year-old has already become a key man for his boyhood club, with many regarding him as the world’s best right-back currently.

His technical ability and final ball are both world class, as he showed at Anfield over the weekend.

A remarkable statistic regarding Alexander-Arnold has emerged, with the defender now only 37 assists behind Manchester United legend Paul Scholes.

That means he needs 38 more in the next 430 matches to beat the former midfielder, outlining his brilliance,

These Liverpool supporters lauded Alexander-Arnold, also mocking Scholes at the same time.

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Admittedly, statistics aren’t everything in football, but these are quite staggering figures.

For Alexander-Arnold to already be closing in on Scholes speak volumes, both in terms of the Liverpool star’s ability and the ex-United man potentially being overrated.

The Reds have a very special talent in their ranks.

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