Watch Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson preview the Champions League final

31 May 2019

Liverpool full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson have played a huge part in the team’s attacking threat this season but they would swap all of their assists to win the Champions League.

England defender Alexander-Arnold has laid on passes for 15 goals in all competitions, while Scotland captain Robertson contributed to 13.

Both broke Premier League assist records for defenders this season but Alexander-Arnold admits individual success means nothing in the grand scheme of things.

“Me and Robbo have a really good relationship on and off the pitch,” he said ahead of the final with Tottenham at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.

“It is not so much us talking about that, we know each other’s qualities and where we can improve.

“It is about in training pushing each other, and the lads pushing us, every single day to test us and take us to our limits.

“We recognise each of the other’s qualities and we try to play to those qualities. It is a good duo to be a part of.

“This season we have done so well with all the assists but we’d trade them all in for a little bit of silverware tomorrow.

“Hopefully we will be able to perform well and hopefully win the trophy and then it will all be worth it this season.

“Everything tomorrow is for us as a team to bring the trophy back to the fans back home.”

KIEV, UKRAINE - Saturday, May 26, 2018: Liverpool's Andy Robertson and Emre Can look dejected after the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC at the NSC Olimpiyskiy. Real Madrid won 3-1. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

Both players featured in last season’s 3-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev.

It is an experience both, like the rest of their team-mates, are keen to avoid but Robertson insists that game 12 months ago has no bearing on what happens on Saturday.

“The last final is irrelevant as we can’t go back and change it,” said Robertson.

“If you focused on games you got beat in we would struggle all the time. Last year was a horrible feeling after the game.

“As a new squad, this is our first time in the final as we made a few signings in the summer and some people left.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 18, 2018: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson celebrate the victory after the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool FC and Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield. Liverpool won 3-2. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alexander-Arnold believes the loss to Real Madrid provides the ideal incentive to ensure Liverpool avoid a repeat of the agony experienced 12 months ago.

“It would be daft to forget what happened last season,” he added.

“We learned a few things from Real Madrid in Kiev and how they beat us. We’ve matured as a team, shown how we can win games, hold onto leads and keep clean sheets.

“We’ve proven we’re a good side and we’ll use our past experiences as motivation. I don’t want to feel how I did in Kiev tomorrow night.”

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