Jordan Henderson has been given a fair bit of stick in the last few months.
Fans have criticised his form, his ability, and his skills, all while willfully overlooking the fact he spent most of last season laid up in the doctor’s treatment room.
Hopefully, this one stat will make some of those people reconsider the situation:
Jordan Henderson has now completed more passes than any midfielder in the Premier League this season. (Echo)
Not only that, but his 95% pass accuracy against Leicester at the weekend was the highest on the pitch. Best of all, this was all done from the holding midfield role – imagine what he will be able to do when Emre Can is back and he has free license to move a bit further up the pitch!
Here are a couple more Hendo facts to mull over from the weekend’s game:
- Only Lucas Leiva completed more passes (he made 59 passes)
- He won the ball back nine times
- He had an important hand in two of the goals
Well done, Jordan!