Andy Robertson says it’s a nice feeling to have registered 28 Premier League assists for Liverpool since August 2018 – which has brought up a brilliant stat.

The Scotland captain was key at the weekend as Liverpool thrashed Crystal Palace 7-0 at Selhurst Park. That result put them six points clear in first place, a major statement that they want to retain their Premier League crown.

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Big Reds win. (Photo by Adam Davy – Pool/Getty Images)

Robertson was again contributing in attack from defence with an assist for Roberto Firmino, his 28th assist since the start of the 2018/19 campaign. No other player in the league has created more in that time.

Scotland’s captain says he’s proud of his achievement at Liverpool: “Look, obviously to get that number is incredible. I try my best in everything I do. I try to defend as well as I can but when I get in positions I try to set the forward players up.

“Me and Trent have got the license to go and you try to provide as best as possible, especially when Bobby’s ran 60 yards – you don’t want him shouting at you!

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Smiles in the end. (Photo by Adam Davy – Pool/Getty Images)

“I could have had another one, Sadio could have got another [goal], but I’m happy to contribute and 28 assists.  I’m obviously delighted with and hopefully there’s many more to come.

“But more importantly, hopefully there’s many more clean sheets.”

Liverpool now have a mini-break before their next match with West Brom, something Scotland’s skipper is looking forward to: “We’ve got the longest break of the season until another game so we will get a couple of days off, which is so important.

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Time to recover. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

“We’ll spend time with the family, spend time with the kids, before Christmas and I’m really looking forward to it. There’s no reason to take them [the days off] off us after that performance so I’m not even giving him [the manager] that option!”

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