Everton defender John Stones must watch Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund for one reason

Mats Hummels close-up Germany

The Everton star has a similar playing style to the German

Liverpool took on Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League this week and ended up claiming an impressive 1-1 draw in Germany.

They had been 1-0 up through a Divock Origi strike but it was Borussia Dortmund’s star player on the night who grabbed the equaliser.

Germany international Mats Hummels powered home a header to cap an excellent performance from the central defender.

It was a display which, hopefully, Everton defender John Stones took note of.

If there is a defender in world football better on the ball than Stones than Hummels is one of them. His trick in the corner to deceive a pressing Nathaniel Clyne was majestic.

But like the Everton defender Hummels has had his woes getting to where he is now – with mistakes early in his career and in Klopp’s final season at the club harming his reputation.

But the way he plays now is how the Everton star should aspire to play.

Yes, he is fantastic on the ball and can run it out from defence, finding a defence splitting pass at the end of it – he does the same for the German national team.

But he has also become more aware of his surroundings, a more commanding figure at the back and, when necessary, he puts the ball into the stands.

If the Everton defender can learn from the World Cup winner then England could have their very own Hummels in the years to come.

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