There genuinely was once a myth created by those who didn’t watch football properly that Mamadou Sakho was a liability with the ball at his feet.
It’s utter nonsense, and he’s been proving it all season. No player has been as consistently impressive as our French centre-half, and his performance against Chelsea symbolised how important he is to our cause.
Time and time again he zipped impressive, forward passes into midfield – but still completed 92% of them.
Mamadou Sakho made the most passes (76) and posted the highest passing accuracy (92.1%) of any player today. #LFC pic.twitter.com/SMZ83MiSA9
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) October 31, 2015
This season, his 91.3% completion ratio is the fourth best in the Premier League (via WhoScored).
Watch his individual highlights below. He’s as good as any centre-back in the top flight.