Liverpool's Lucas and Jordan Henderson in top three for vital stat this weekend

Liverpool defeated Aston Villa 2-0 on Saturday, with two of their players standing out when it came to accurate passes.

Liverpool are enjoying a wonderful start to 2015 and their latest victory - a 2-0 win against Aston Villa - even saw two of their less than prolific forwards get on the score-sheet in the form of Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert.

But it was two other players who impressed with simple but highly effective performances, seeing them both earn a place in the top three for the weekend's best Premier League pass-masters.

Lucas Leiva's return to Liverpool's first-team has been timely to say the least, his presence ensuring the Reds have gone on a fine streak that could continue for some time to come. On Saturday the Brazilian played 73 accurate passes - more than any other player in the English top flight this weekend - while Henderson was third with 69 passes.

Separating them was Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis who racked up 71 passes, but centre-backs are generally put under far less pressure than midfielders, a fact which makes the Liverpool duo's latest achievement all the more impressive.

  Accurate Pass
Lucas Leiva 73
Martín Demichelis 71
Jordan Henderson 69

Liverpool are currently eighth in the Premier League and such has been their recent form - and the improved form of some of their summer additions - that there is no telling where they could end up.

Wherever it is, they will surely owe much to the continued good form of Lucas and Henderson - two of the best and most underrated midfielders in England.

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