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Still got it - Gerrard makes more passes than anyone v Denmark

Steven Gerrard playing for England v France - Euro 2012

Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard was in fine form yet again last night - making 82 passes, more than any other player.

Like a fine wine, the 33-year-old just keeps on improving, with his performance in midfield against Denmark proving nothing short of his usual high standards.

By making 82 passes, Gerrard made 13 more than anyone else on the pitch, while also maintaining an impressive accuracy of 90%. And 16 of those passes were long balls, 15 of which reached their target.

Indeed, the range of the England skipper's passing was once again phenomenal. With such ease, he would effortlessly play a long ball from the right-back area to Raheem Sterling on the left wing, giving him plenty of time to run at his man.

Moments later, Gerrard would switch play from left to right, creating yards of space for Glen Johnson. Simply put, some of the 33-year-old's passing was simply breathtaking.

But this, of course, is nothing new for a man who has consistently produced world-class football for both club and country for well over 10 years.

NameTotal Pass / appsAccurate Pass / appsTotal Long Balls / appsAccurate Long Balls / appsApps
Steven Gerrard 61.04 52.21 9.25 6.71 24

As Opta data shows, Gerrard has averaged over 60 total passes a game for Liverpool this season - with an average of nine of them being his specialism: the deadly long ball. The 33-year-old usually lands almost seven of those nine, while averaging five successful passes in every six overall.

Three Lions fans will be especially encouraged, though, as the stats prove his performance against Denmark was well above average. A real leader for his country, we can surely expect more of the same from Gerrard in Brazil this summer.

What did you make of Gerrard's passing masterclass against the Danes at Wembley?

image: © Станислав Ведмидь

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