You can’t argue with these statistics, in truth.
Liverpool’s skipper Jordan Henderson has completed more passes than any other player in the Premier League, averaging 84.1 a game (13 more per match than second placed Santi Cazorla). If this wasn’t enough, Henderson has averaged 4.3 tackles per match too – the fourth most in the top flight. Only Idrissa Gueye, Danny Drinkwater and Danny Rose average more, although those three are nowhere near contention in the passing stats.
So in terms of a traditional central midfielder, whose role is to control possession and win the ball back from the opposition, our 26-year-old is unrivalled. Not only is Henderson dictating tempo from his deep-lying role, but he’s battling and showing his defensive capabilities from this position as well.
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) October 4, 2016
Most Liverpool fans have chosen to laud Adam Lallana or Sadio Mane this term in terms of notable improvement, but it’s important to remember Henderson rarely played last season and didn’t get in our Europa League Final team despite being fit…
He’s now re-establishing himself as a crucial member of the side, thanks to the confidence Jurgen Klopp has reinstalled in him.
Keep up the good work, skip.