The Liverpool fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are loving his recent run of form…
Jordan Henderson is often a divisive figure in the Football Transfer Tavern, with our punters conflicted in their feelings towards the Liverpool midfielder.
Some are huge fans, and feel that he is the key figure for the Reds – but others just don’t understand what he does in the heart of the midfield.
Well, those doubters can seemingly put their concerns to rest; as this OptaJoe stat would seem to suggest that Henderson has quickly become Liverpool’s most important player.
According to OptaJoe on Twitter, Henderson is leading the chart in the Premier League for total passes and total tackles so far – with 800 passes and 47 tackles respectively.
See that Tweet below…
800 – No Premier League player has completed more passes (800) or made more tackles (47) this season than Jordan Henderson. Influence.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 14, 2016
That should surely put any fears that Henderson is not good enough to rest.
Whilst players like Ozil, Kante and De Bruyne are getting all of the credit – it would appear that Henderson has quickly and quietly surpassed them in terms of influence this season.
Henderson has been inconsistent since he arrived at Liverpool, certainly, but this season he is doing all the right things – and it would appear that Jurgen Klopp has turned him into one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.
The Liverpool fans in the Tavern are glad that they’ve always backed him – because his form is really turning around.
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