66 touches; 91% pass accuracy: Liverpool-linked Jonas Hector solid in Germany win

Germany's Jonas Hector celebrates after scoring the third goal against Italy

The defender, who have been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool, was impressive in Germany's win over Ukraine.

Germany's Shkodran Mustafi celebrates with teammates after scoring their first goal

Germany defender Jonas Hector put in a solid display as his side beat Ukraine this weekend.

The defender was named in Germany’s staring line-up, filling in the left-back role for Joachim Loew’s side.

It proved to be a good evening for the reigning world champions too as goals from Shkrodan Mustafi and Bastian Schweinsteiger saw them to a 2-0 win in their Euro 2016 opening game.

Germany's Shkodran Mustafi celebrates with teammates after scoring their first goal

There will be have been keen interest in Hector’s performance, with Liverpool having been continually linked with his signature this summer.

Indeed, last week saw the Daily Mail claiming that Liverpool had scouted him in a recent friendly and he was top of manager Jurgen Klopp’s wish list.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

If Klopp was watching his display against Ukraine, he is likely to have been impressed as the stats provided by WhoScored show he put in a solid showing.

  TeamMatchTouchesTotal TackleInterception WonAerial WonTotal ClearanceTotal PassAccurate PassPassing Accuracy
Jonas
Hector
Germany Germany vs Ukraine  66  1  1  3 55  50   91

It total Hector managed 66 touches, which was just one fewer than attacking star Thomas Muller.

In a game where Germany were not challenged defensively, he was solid, posting one won tackle, two won interceptions, one aerial challenge won and three total clearances.

Passing wise he managed 55 passes in total, with 50 of those being accurate, enjoying an overall pass success of 91%.

That latter total saw him in the top five players in the game, just two per cent behind pass master Toni Kroos.

Germany's Jonas Hector celebrates after scoring the third goal against Italy

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