Can one of our stars climb to the top of this table before the summer…?
On hearing the news that Philippe Coutinho has signed a new deal, Sky Sports ranked the midfielder in terms of Premier League assists since 2013, when he arrived at the club from Inter Milan.
He, as well as our legendary captain, are in decent company.
=4) Samir Nasri – Manchester City – 15 assists
The rather unlikeable Frenchman was part of both of City’s title triumphs, and when he’s fit, he still gets in the side today. Interestingly, he’s made more assists in this period of time than his more lauded teammate David Silva.
=4) STEVEN GERRARD – LIVERPOOL – 15 assists
Last term, Gerrard notched 13 assists, the most in the top flight – but he’s been less effective in terms of out and out chance making this season. This is perhaps because he hasn’t had the movement of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez to serve from deep, hence why he was moved out of the anchoring midfield role he adopted in 2013/14 in favour of Lucas. Gerrard’s got six months left with us (feels horrible to write, even now), and let’s hope he can stay fit, and use his wonderful vision to assist and score some more goals before he departs.