Liverpool have improved vastly under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp in the past year or so and captain Jordan Henderson has developed into a player deserving of succeeding Steven Gerrard as the skipper at Anfield.
The former Sunderland man is a more important member of the squad than anyone could imagine and his role in the side this season is crucial, providing a blanket to the defence and linking the back line with the attack ahead of him.
His impressive displays have been summed up by an emerging statistic, which shows he’s the first Premier League midfielder to reach an impressive tally this season.
Jordan Henderson is the only Premier League midfielder so far to win 35+ tackles and create 25+ chances.
57 tackles won
27 chances created pic.twitter.com/hmOUEBd9I0
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 17, 2017
Winning 35 tackles and creating 25 chances, the statistic shows his importance in both the defensive and attacking aspects of Jurgen Klopp’s tactics. Whilst it may not be the particular numbers that make headlines, Henderson is certainly irreplaceable.
Henderson has appeared in all but one of Liverpool’s league matches this season, scoring one goal and providing four assists.