Liverpool are having their best season for years. Jurgen Klopp’s first full term at the club has seen a resurgence from the Reds in the Premier League.
The Anfield side are five points behind Chelsea and leading the best of the rest in the chase to take down Antonio Conte’s men.
A hallmark of the side has been their exceptional attacking performances. Klopp’s team have ripped most sides in the division apart with a free-flowing, exciting brand of football. With 48 goals scored so far this season, no other side in the top-flight has scored more goals than them.
Key to that success is the Reds’ ability to build from the back and have their full-backs bomb forward and overlap creative players in the final third.
This stat from Squawka shows just how effective that’s been and how one man is stepping up to the plate with full belief in Klopp’s system.
No defender has created more chances in the Premier League this term than Nathaniel Clyne.
Most chances created by defenders in the Premier League this season:
Nathaniel Clyne (30)
Kyle Walker (28)
Patrick van Aanholt (27) pic.twitter.com/q2fm3YLu5Y
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 10, 2017
It’s a terrific signifier that Jurgen Klopp is getting the best out of the former Saints man. While he may not look the most rock solid defensively at times, he’s clearly contributing massively to the side.
Clyne will be hoping to create more chances on Wednesday night when Liverpool visit his former club Southampton in a vital EFL Cup semi-final.