Baines tops the charts for Premier League defenders, and his Irish team-mate says that it will take a mammoth effort to catch the Englishman who he says will only add to his already impressive tally.
“It [Baines’ record] is about as impressive as it gets for a full-back,” said Coleman. “His delivery is second to none, be it from corners or free-kicks, and since I’ve been here the last five years he’s been probably the best left-back in England with the way he plays week in and week out.
“It’s a great stat and he’s got a plenty of years left in him yet.
“Nobody playing at the moment is anywhere near close to him and he’ll definitely add to those assists over the years. It’ll be a tough record to beat.”