By Dominic Toner
Jordan Henderson has made a fantastic start to the new Premier League season – and stats prove that he is in the form of his life.
The England midfielder has played every minute of the club’s six fixtures, including the 5-0 demolition of Burton in the EFL Cup, and has become a crucial part of Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Liverpool’s captain has often been partnered by Adam Lallana and Georginio Wiljanldum in the midfield and has struck up a strong partnership.
The 26-year-old netted the decisive goal in the club’s 2-1 win against Chelsea on Friday, scoring a phenomenal 30-yard effort which flew into the top corner past Thibaut Courtois.
Oulala Fantasy Footy’s Twitter account have shown the statistics for Henderson’s start to the season and he outshines his previous Liverpool form in several departments.
The graphic shows the central midfielder improving on his pass completion, tackles won, interceptions, and successful take-ons compared to all his previous season at Anfield.
— Oulala Fantasy Footy (@OulalaGames) September 20, 2016
Liverpool completed the signing of Henderson in 2011 from Sunderland and he has continued his development at the club.
He has now racked up 218 appearances for the Merseyside giants, scoring 23 goals and supplying 34 assists in the process.
Henderson took over the captaincy from club legend Steven Gerrard in 2015 and the results since have seen him relish being the main man.
In other Liverpool team news, Charlie Nicholas has given his verdict on the club’s cup meeting with Derby.