Where Liverpool's Gerrard leaves Ozil and Silva trailing in his wake

Steven Gerrard Celebrates

Liverpool man the most dangerous in terms of delivery from set pieces, out-performing Arsenal and City stars.

Steven Gerrard is enjoying a vintage season as he nears the one club medal which has eluded him throughout his career, the Premier League.

As Liverpool top the table with just six games of their own left to play, the captain himself in facts sits at number one in a ranking of his own.

The England midfielder has been crucial to Liverpool's part in becoming the top scoring side in the league, specifically his delivery from dead ball situations

In fact, the Liverpool midfielder average an assist from a set piece every 0.25 games, the best record of anybody in the Premier League.

He outperforms big money players such as Mesut Ozil and David Silva, as well as rivals Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney. Teammate and fellow creative force Coutinho is among the best performing players.

PlayerTeamPosAssist Deadball / appsAssists totalAppsMins
Steven Gerrard Liverpool MF 0.25 9 28 2,360
Damien Duff Fulham MF 0.20 3 15 695
Peter Whittingham Cardiff MF 0.19 5 27 2,211
Philippe Coutinho Liverpool MF 0.11 6 27 1,991
Wayne Rooney Man Utd FW 0.11 10 27 2,268
Robin van Persie Man Utd FW 0.11 3 18 1,466
Yohan Cabaye Newcastle MF 0.11 2 19 1,509
David Silva Man City MF 0.10 8 21 1,768
Chris Brunt West Brom MF 0.09 5 22 1,703
Pablo Hernández Swansea MF 0.09 7 22 1,140
Mesut Özil Arsenal MF 0.09 8 22 1,834

Gerrard is himself pushing into firm line to be a certain starter for England at the World Cup, and be as key a player as he was for Roy Hodgson's side at Euro 2012.

Should he emerge triumphant in Liverpool colours at the end of this Premier League season or not, he can take pride in his individual effort, that he is outperforming many of the very best, and most expensive players in England.

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