Liverpool star Emre Can had 95 percent pass accuracy against Bordeaux

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Liverpool drew their opening Europa League Group B match against French side Bordeaux 1-1 at the Matmut Atlantique stadium.

Emre Can was deployed in a central midfield role and the combative youngster better known for his defensive attributes also excelled with his passing.

The 21-year-old was assiduous as expected and made the joint highest number of interceptions (2) as well as a number of important tackles and clearances.

However, the statistic that really caught our eye was his 56 passes with an incredible accuracy rate of 94.6 percent according to Whoscored.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers will be hoping Can can bring the same form to the Norwich game on the weekend as the former Bayer Leverkusen man has only achieved an average 81.4 pass accuracy rate up till now in the Premier League.

Can did not get dispossessed once and contributed to Liverpool keeping 51.5 percent possession over the course of the 90 minutes.

In the other Group B game Swiss outfit FC Sion pulled off a surprise in beating Russian giants Rubin Kazan 2-1 to go top of the table.

The Reds take on Sion next in their next Europa League game in what will be their first European game of the season at Anfield.