Jordan Henderson has been in good form for Liverpool this season, helping his side to a strong start to the season with big wins in tough fixtures. Despite being shuffled around Jurgen Klopp’s formation, the England international has done well in whichever role he’s been told to fill.
In one particular element of the game, Henderson truly stands with the best, and it’s not the one you’d associate with the player associated more with running and tackling.
Henderson averages 84.1 passes per game which is the fifth most in Europe. He even ranks above former Liverpool favourite Xabi Alonso, who sits in 8th with 79.2 passes despite playing for a team which dominates possession almost at will. Just above Henderson in the list is Thiago Motta, who averages 90.9 passes at an immaculate average of 90.9. Motta too has a reputation of a tackler, and is a natural leader on the pitch. Henderson could do worse than looking to the PSG man as an example for him to follow.