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Study compares Liverpool's five candidates to replace Jordan Henderson

Ryan Sidle

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Study compares Liverpool's five candidates to replace Jordan Henderson

Jordan Henderson looks on his way out of Liverpool, leaving Jurgen Klopp needing to replace his captain. A study has compared the five candidates who are up for the role.

You know football has been turned upside down when the captain of one of the world's biggest clubs is considering a move to Saudi Arabia.

That's the position this summer has left us in though thanks to the huge investment in the Saudi Pro League and the scores of Europe's elite moving to the Middle East.

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The Reds have already brought in Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai to reinvigorate a midfield which underperformed last season.

However if Klopp were to lose Henderson then there's no doubt they'd need to bring in a new player to replace the England international.

According to a recent report there are four candidates who are being looked at, as well as longer term target Kephren Thuram from Nice.

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We've looked into the comparison between Thuram, Sofyan Amrabat, Romeo Lavia, Kalvin Phillips and Ryan Gravenberch, thanks to Squawka's matrix.

How Liverpool's candidates compared across last season. Image: Squawka
How Liverpool's candidates compared across last season. Image: Squawka

In a comparison of the players overall last season Thuram, Amrabat and Lavia are miles ahead of the other two on many things but it's due to the number of minutes played.

Thuram is clearly quite far ahead when it comes to the attacking part of the game with his goals, shots, assists and chances created ahead of the rest.

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However that might not be the part of the game that interests Klopp as much, with Mac Allister and Szoboszlai filling those roles.

Interestingly when we switch to the stats per 90 minutes and look at the more defensive parts of the game, Gravenberch actually does pretty well.

The former Manchester United target heads the group on duels contested, tackles made, take-ons completed and ground duels won.

How the players compare per 90 minutes. Credit: Squawka
How the players compare per 90 minutes. Credit: Squawka
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Phillips, after barely playing for Manchester City all season, is pretty good on his aerial dues per 90 minutes played but he only did the full 90 twice all season.

Lavia probably had the most defending to do all season thanks to the fact that Southampton were so poor for much of the campaign.

There could be competition for a number of the players, with Amrabat having been linked to United and Lavia with a move to Arsenal.

Who do you think Liverpool should sign?

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Kalvin Phillips, Liverpool, Liverpool Transfer News & Rumours, Premier League, Romeo Lavia, Ryan Gravenberch, Jordan Henderson

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