Jordan Henderson has been the Premier League’s best passer of the ball so far this season, according to statistics.
The Reds captain has kept things steady at the heart of the Liverpool midfield and has seen his passing figures beat that of any other player in England’s top division.
Data compiled by EA Sports outlines Henderson’s figures.
Top five players with most passes completed: (premierleague.com)
- Jordan Henderson- 830
- Fernandinho- 733
- Danny Drinkwater- 673
- N’Golo Kante- 654
- Paul Pogba- 630
Top five players with most successful passes in opposition half: (premierleague.com)
- Jordan Henderson- 412
- Mesut Ozil- 396
- Fernandinho- 394
- Santi Cazorla- 382
- Paul Pogba- 380
Henderson has been a prominent figure under Jurgen Klopp so far this season and has established himself as Liverpool’s main central midfielder.
His presence in deeper areas has been key in not only keeping the ball moving quickly but also dictating the tempo of the game.
The 26-year-old has bought into Klopp’s desired high pressing and has found a way to be influential on the ball after winning it back from the opposition.
Being resourceful with the ball in the opposition half has been something he has needed to add to his game and he has certainly taken significant strides towards achieving that.
He is initiating attacks and is playing with an intelligence that is allowing him to see when it is the right time to speed the play up.
Though the attacking stars ahead of him get all the praise, he has been an important figure for us.