After being a scapegoat for Liverpool’s struggles, Jordan Henderson has been key to their recent success under Jurgen Klopp.
It took the midfielder quite some time to earn his stripes at Anfield, but he is now a Champions League-winning captain and looks set to lead them to a Premier League title.
We’ve taken a look at seven stats that highlight Henderson’s importance to the team.
– Liverpool have a win percentage of 80% in all competitions when Henderson has been in the team this season. That drops to 61.5% when he’s not playing.
– Henderson is unbeaten in his last 39 league appearances for Liverpool, winning 35 and drawing four.
– The midfielder has made 10.5 passes into the final third per 90 minutes in the Premier League in 2019-20. Trent Alexander-Arnold is the only Liverpool player to average more.
– Jurgen Klopp’s side have conceded 0.8 goals per game in all competitions when Henderson has been playing this season. That increases to 1.76 goals per game when he’s not in the team.
– Only five Premier League players have created more chances via through balls than Henderson this season.
– Henderson has made 55 tackles in the Premier League this season, more than any other Liverpool player.
– He ranks third in the Premier League for possession won in attacking areas this season, doing so 1.1 times per 90 minutes.