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For all the other stats we can look at, Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool team is based, first and foremost, on intelligent passing, while maintaining possession of the ball and controlling the game in the process.
Key to that ideal, then, is having players in the team who are comfortable dictating the tempo of a match and are keen to receive the ball, make a pass, then repeat and then repeat again.
Joe Allen might have stolen the early season headlines in that regard, but while his own form has since dipped, perhaps the best midfielder the Premier League era has seen has once more come to the fore.
Steven Gerrard excels in a deeper playmaking role, roaming the pitch as a whole when he spots the space to exploit, and delivers his passes with a high frequency and an ever-improving accuracy.
Only three top-flight players have made more passes than Gerrard's 1,667 so far; Michael Carrick, Yaya Toure and Mikel Arteta.
Gerrard plays just over one-third of all his passes to forwards, maintaining the rhythm and attacking nature of Liverpool's play, while his attempted through balls are far more accurate than the three names above.
None of them can compare with Gerrard in terms of actually providing the killer pass to set up a goal—he ranks joint-top of the Premiership in that score with nine assists so far, level with much more advanced-roles players Juan Mata and Lukas Podolski.
Gerrard continues to thrive as Liverpool improve, and his range of passing continues to be a massively important part of the Reds increasing success.
Statistical data from EPLindex.com