Kop 10: Who made the most assists for Liverpool in 2023-24?

FeatureKop 10: Who made the most assists for Liverpool in 2023-24?

By Chris Shaw


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Liverpool racked up the second-highest number of goals in club history in 2023-24 – but who were the team’s chief creators of them?

In his final season as manager, Jürgen Klopp’s side hit the net 142 times, only behind the 147 scored under him during 2021-22.

In our latest Kop 10 countdown, we take a look at the assist statistics (defined by Opta) to find out which Reds set up their teammates most often…

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=9th – Diogo Jota, Dominik Szoboszlai and Kostas Tsimikas (four assists)

Kicking off the list is a trio in joint-ninth place, with summer signing Dominik Szoboszlai joining Diogo Jota and Kostas Tsimikas on that figure.

Tsimikas in particular can lay claim to involvement in two of the most memorable moments of the campaign.

The Greece international’s touch teed up Trent Alexander-Arnold to fire in a winner against Fulham at Anfield, and it was his corner at Wembley that Virgil van Dijk nodded in to decide the Carabao Cup final versus Chelsea.

8th – Luis Diaz (five assists)

Luis Diaz’s 18 goal contributions across the season were split between 13 goals and five assists.

Each of the No.7’s set-ups came in the Premier League, with the quintet being supplied from Boxing Day onwards.

=6th – Conor Bradley and Cody Gakpo (six assists)

Sharing sixth place, with six assists apiece, are Conor Bradley and Cody Gakpo.

The former’s breakthrough campaign for Liverpool saw him tee up a teammate half-a-dozen times, with five of those coming within the space of 10 days in January.

Gakpo, meanwhile, delivered 22 goal contributions over the course of his first full season at the club, with half of his six assists created for Mohamed Salah.

5th – Alexis Mac Allister (seven assists)

An eye-catching debut campaign with the Reds saw Alexis Mac Allister evenly split his 14 goal contributions in all competitions.

As well as seven goals of his own, the World Cup winner provided for a teammate on seven occasions too.

Among them were the cross from which Darwin Nunez scored a stoppage-time winner at Nottingham Forest and his slick pass into Salah during the Anfield defeat of Brighton & Hove Albion.

4th – Trent Alexander-Arnold (nine assists)

A perennial inclusion in assist lists, Alexander-Arnold just fell shy of reaching double figures this term despite absence through injury.

The vice-captain’s tally involved eight different teammates and means he has totalled at least nine for Liverpool in each of the last six seasons.

Alexander-Arnold (58) remains in a toe-to-toe battle with Andy Robertson (59) to be the leading defender for assists in the Premier League era.

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3rd – Harvey Elliott (11 assists)

Elliott’s assist output went into overdrive during the second half of the season.

Having recorded just one before the beginning of 2024, the No.19 delivered 10 for the Reds from February onwards.

There were three in a single match when Liverpool won 5-1 at Sparta Prague in the Europa League, and he assisted in each of their final three league outings.

=1st – Darwin Nunez (13 assists)

After four assists in his first season at Anfield, Nunez surged that figure up to 13 throughout 2023-24.

Each of the first five, and six in total, were served to Salah, while the striker also combined with Diaz and Curtis Jones twice each.

Perhaps his most vital were the pair he supplied as a substitute in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final versus Fulham as the Reds came from a goal down.

Nunez ended the campaign with 31 goal involvements – an average of one every 98 minutes.

=1st – Mohamed Salah (13 assists)

Nunez’s assist tally was matched by Salah, who surpassed double figures in this regard for the third successive season and sixth out of seven at LFC.

The Egyptian’s collection was spread quite evenly across the season, though three did come in a single game: the 6-1 defeat of Sparta Prague in March.

Salah assisted 10 different players along the way, with Gakpo receiving three from his fellow forward and Elliott two.

It meant the No.11’s season concluded with 38 goal contributions from his 44 appearances for the Reds.



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