By Harvey Byrne

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is currently at the top of the Premier League passing charts for the 2016-17 season.

The England international has passed the ball 320 times, 42 passes ahead of Manchester City’s Fernandinho in second place and 52 in front of Leicester’s third placed Danny Drinkwater.

The second highest Liverpool player is new signing Georginio Wijnaldum with 104 less passes standing at 216.

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas topped the statistic last season with 2278 completed passes, as the Blues experienced a disappointing campaign finishing 10th.

Henderson, 26, would appear to be an integral part to the Reds’ midfield, despite not always receiving the glory.

The highly energetic midfielder moved to Anfield in 2011 in a £16million deal taking him from Sunderland.

He has started in all five matches for the Reds under Jurgen Klopp in the new campaign.

The German manager has a reputation for high energy football and it is felt that Henderson fits in perfectly into his side.

Liverpool have started the new campaign in impressive form as they look to return to European football.

The Reds have beaten Premier League champions Leicester, as well as Arsenal at the Emirates. They have also earned a vital point away at Tottenham, but suffered a shock 2-0 defeat to Burnley.

In other Liverpool team news, Stan Collymore believes that Sadio Mane is going to be crucial for the Reds this season.