Comparing Kessie’s 21-22 stats with Liverpool’s current midfield options

Quick Reads
AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie

It’s an open secret that Liverpool are looking for a central midfielder and AC Milan‘s Franck Kessie has been mooted as a possible purchase. 

Kessie has enjoyed a fine season in Serie A and the 24-year-old is currently a man in demand – Barcelona, PSG and Tottenham are also rumoured to be interested in securing the Ivory Coast international’s services.

We’ve compared Kessie’s 2021-22 Serie A stats to Liverpool’s current midfield options in the Premier League. 

Goals
Franck Kessie – 2
Fabinho – 1
Jordan Henderson – 1
Curtis Jones – 1
Naby Keita – 1
Thiago Alcantara – 0
Harvey Elliott – 0
James Milner – 0
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 0

Assists
Jordan Henderson – 2
Thiago Alcantara – 1
Fabinho – 1
Curtis Jones – 1
Naby Keita – 1
James Milner – 1
Harvey Elliott – 0
Franck Kessie – 0
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 0

Minutes per goal or assist
Curtis Jones – 122.5
Thiago Alcantara – 152
Naby Keita – 168
James Milner – 200
Fabinho – 225
Jordan Henderson – 234
Franck Kessie – 288
Harvey Elliott – N/A
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – N/A

Chances created per 90 minutes
Thiago Alcantara – 2.4
James Milner – 2.3
Harvey Elliott – 1.9
Jordan Henderson – 1.4
Naby Keita – 1.3
Franck Kessie – 1.1
Curtis Jones – 0.7
Fabinho – 0.2
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – N/A

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Franck Kessie – 1.9 (95%)
Curtis Jones – 1.5 (83.3%)
Thiago Alcantara – 0.6 (100%)
Naby Keita – 0.5 (62.5%)
Harvey Elliott – 0.4 (13.3%)
Jordan Henderson – 0.4 (50%)
Fabinho – 0.2 (50%)
James Milner – 0
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 0 

Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)
Jordan Henderson – 78.2 (88.1%)
Thiago Alcantara – 71.1 (88.2%)
James Milner – 70.2 (87.9%)
Harvey Elliott – 63.7 (84.3%)
Curtis Jones – 56.6 (92.8%)
Naby Keita – 55.7 (87.6%)
Fabinho – 52 (88.1%)
Franck Kessie – 49.2 (90.9%)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 31 (81%)

READ: On Liverpool’s glorious day, Jordan Henderson turned into prime Kaka

Successful tackles per 90 minutes
Naby Keita – 4
James Milner – 2.7
Thiago Alcantara – 2.4
Franck Kessie – 1.9
Curtis Jones – 1.8
Jordan Henderson – 1.7
Fabinho – 1.4
Harvey Elliott – 0.4
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – N/A

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 3 (0)
Harvey Elliott – 2.6 (1.9)
Thiago Alcantara – 2.4 (1.2)
Fabinho – 1.6 (0.8)
Naby Keita – 1.6 (0.5)
Curtis Jones – 1.5 (0.4)
Jordan Henderson – 1.2 (0.3)
Franck Kessie – 1.1 (0.6)
James Milner – 0.5 (0.5)


More Liverpool

Where are they now? L’pool’s first 13 signings of the Michael Edwards era

The six foreign Liverpool players to make 300 appearances in the PL era

Can you name every player to score a Premier League hat-trick for Liverpool?

Pako Ayestarán: These four ‘special’ players stood out to me at Liverpool