Comparing Saul Niguez’s 2020-21 stats to Liverpool’s current midfielders

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After signing Ibrahima Konate, Liverpool are now looking for a new midfielder and have been linked with Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez. 

According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportibo, Liverpool have had a £34million bid for the 26-year-old rejected by the current La Liga champions.

We’ve compared his 2020-21 stats in La Liga to the corresponding Premier League figures from Liverpool’s current options in the centre of midfield.

Note: Alex Oxlade–Chamberlain is not included owing to a lack of minutes.

Goals
Saul Niguez – 2
Jordan Henderson – 1
Curtis Jones – 1
Thiago Alcantara – 1
Naby Keita – 0
James Milner – 0

Assists
Curtis Jones – 2
Saul Niguez – 1
James Milner – 1
Jordan Henderson – 1
Thiago Alcantara – 0
Naby Keita – 0

Minutes per goal or assist
Curtis Jones – 392.7
Saul Niguez – 678
Jordan Henderson – 854
James Milner – 1062
Thiago Alcantara – 1858
Naby Keita – N/A

Chances created per 90 minutes
Thiago Alcantara – 1.5
James Milner – 1.1
Saul Niguez – 1.0
Naby Keita – 1.0
Curtis Jones – 0.9
Jordan Henderson – 0.7

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Curtis Jones – 1.7 (65.4%)
Thiago Alcantara – 1.6 (69.6%)
Naby Keita – 1.4 (82.4%)
Saul Niguez – 0.7 (77.7%)
Jordan Henderson – 0.5 (62.5%)
James Milner – 0.5 (50%)

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Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)
Jordan Henderson – 95.6 (87.3%)
Thiago Alcantara – 83.3 (89.6%)
Curtis Jones – 73.8 (92.2%)
James Milner – 72.6 (85.6%)
Naby Keita – 61.1 (87.9%)
Saul Niguez – 49.5 (84.4%)

Successful tackles per 90 minutes
Thiago Alcantara – 3.0
Saul Niguez – 2.5
Naby Keita – 1.9
James Milner – 2.2
Jordan Henderson – 1.3
Curtis Jones – 1.2

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Interceptions per 90 minutes
Jordan Henderson – 1.8
Curtis Jones – 1.5
Thiago Alcantara – 1.5
Naby Keita – 1.5
James Milner – 1.2
Saul Niguez – 0.8


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