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Jordan Rossiter stats: Rangers could be signing a gem

Reported Rangers target Jordan Rossiter was brilliant the last time he played for Liverpool.

If rumours are to be believed, Liverpool youngster Jordan Rossiter is on the verge of signing a four-year deal with Rangers shortly (The Mail).

The 19-year-old has made just three first-team appearances for the Reds since graduating from their academy, but the youngster looked brilliant in one of those performances.

Liverpool's 1-1 draw at home to Sion in the Europa League in October sticks out for two reasons: it was Brendan Rodgers's last home game in charge of the Merseysiders before the axe fell, but it also a night which saw why the Northern Irishman rated Rossiter - then 18 - so highly.

Starting in central midfield, the Liverpool-born starlet registered a passing accuracy of 90% from his 70 passes - only defenders Emre Can - who played centre-half on the night - and Joe Gomez managed more than him of anyone on the pitch, according to figures provided by WhoScored.

He also managed 81 touches - again, second to only Can and Gomez - in what was a steady display which also had elements of steel; the like of which might serve him well in, say, Rangers Old Firm derbies perhaps.

From a defensive perspective, he managed five interceptions - more than any other player for either team - and three tackles, the same number as centre-back Kolo Toure. At 1.78m, he is not blessed with great height, but the diminutive midfielder still won three aerial challenges, two fewer than the beastly Can.

What the statistics cannot tell us is how calm the youngster looked that night, seemingly unfazed about the fact he was starting at Anfield in front of 37,000 people. Should he join Rangers, he'd be playing in front of huge numbers at Ibrox every second week and how he fared that night certainly bodes well.

The Gers would reportedly fork out £250,000 in compensation if they sign Rossiter, but if his showing against Sion - the reigning Swiss Cup champions, hammering Basel 3-0 in the final - is anything to go by then it may prove an absolute bargain.

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