£26m summer signing also included…
Lucas has recently been quoted as claiming he’s playing the best football of his life, and it’s been his defensive contribution that has most helped us revitalise a previously stumbling campaign.
These five Liverpool stars have averaged more tackles per match than any other so far this season…
How high do you think Lucas will rank..?
(Stats courtesy of WhoScored)
5) Adam Lallana – 2.2 tackles per game
The biggest shock entrance in the top 5, Lallana has made more tackles per match than the likes of Steven Gerrard, Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho. The new signing’s inclusion demonstrates the facts he directly fits into Brendan Rodgers’ pressing style of football – and shows his defensive work-rate in the final third.