Comparing Pedri’s 2020-21 stats to Liverpool’s current midfield creators

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Liverpool‘s title defence has been a poor one, so it is little wonder a lot of Reds fans are turning their attentions towards the summer, looking at who the club might bring in to bolster Jurgen Klopp’s options so they can challenge Manchester City’s dominance next season.

According to the Daily Mirror, Liverpool have expressed an interest in Barcelona’s Pedri, who has a £70million release clause in his contract.

If the Spain international could be added to the Liverpool midfield, he would be a huge coup, more than making up for fans’ disappointment at the looming loss of stalwart Georginio Wijnaldum – possibly to Barcelona.

We’ve looked at how his 2020-21 La Liga stats and compared them to the corresponding Premier League figures of Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and James Milner. 

Notes: Alex OxladeChamberlain is not included owing to a lack of minutes. Jordan Henderson has also played nine games as a centre-back this season.

Goals
Pedri – 2
Georginio Wijnaldum – 2
Jordan Henderson – 1
Curtis Jones – 1
Thiago Alcantara – 0
Naby Keita – 0
James Milner – 0

Assists
Pedri – 3
Jordan Henderson – 1
James Milner – 1
Curtis Jones – 1
Thiago Alcantara – 0
Naby Keita – 0
Georginio Wijnaldum – 0

Minutes per goal or assist
Pedri – 398
Curtis Jones – 544.5
Jordan Henderson – 854
James Milner – 924
Georginio Wijnaldum – 1216.5
Naby Keita – N/A
Thiago Alcantara – N/A

Chances created per 90 minutes
Pedri – 1.7
Thiago Alcantara – 1.3
James Milner – 1.3
Naby Keita – 1
Curtis Jones – 0.9
Jordan Henderson – 0.7
Georginio Wijnaldum – 0.7

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Curtis Jones – 1.7 (62.9%)
Thiago Alcantara – 1.5 (68.1%)
Naby Keita – 1.4 (82.4%)
Pedri – 1 (71.8%)
Georginio Wijnaldum – 1 (71.4%)
Jordan Henderson – 0.5 (62.5%)
James Milner – 0.5 (55.5%)

READ: No wonder Lionel Messi loves Pedri when he can pass like this

Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)
Jordan Henderson – 95.6 (87.3%)
Thiago Alcantara – 85.4 (89.5%)
James Milner – 76.7 (85.6%)
Curtis Jones – 73.5 (92.6%)
Pedri – 64.2 (87.7%)
Naby Keita – 61.1 (87.9%)
Georginio Wijnaldum – 54.5 (92.3%)

Successful tackles per 90 minutes
Thiago Alcantara – 2.7
James Milner – 2.1
Naby Keita – 1.9
Pedri – 1.7
Jordan Henderson – 1.3
Curtis Jones – 1.2
Georginio Wijnaldum – 0.8

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Curtis Jones – 1.6 (1)
Naby Keita – 1.5 (0.5)
Georginio Wijnaldum – 0.9 (0.4)
Thiago Alcantara – 0.9 (0.1)
Pedri – 0.8 (0.5)
James Milner – 0.8 (0.3)
Jordan Henderson – 0.7 (0.3)


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