Mesut Ozil is the best set-piece taker in the Premier League says Liverpool legend


Liverpool legend Jan Molby has stated that Mesut Özil is the best set-piece taker in the Premier League.

The former Danish international also said that that Liverpool lack a player with the ability of Ozil from dead ball situations.

“One thing he [Klopp] could perhaps be working on is our set pieces,” Molby told the Liverpool Echo.

“For several years now I’ve thought we’re asking for corners and free-kicks to be absolutely perfect.

“For me the best at the moment, Mesut Ozil at Arsenal, just puts the ball into a dangerous area where the goalkeeper can’t get it.”

Özil has been hitting the headlines for all the right reasons recently after providing 10 assists in 11 league games this season.

the 27-year-old has provided the most assists in Europe’s top five leagues – England, France, Italy, Spain, France. In fact no other player in the Premier League has ever setup goals in six consecutive games.

Özil scored a total of five goals in all competitions last season and netted seven times the over the 2013-14 campaign. The highest number of goals the 27-year-old has ever scored in a single season is 10 for Real Madrid and for Werder Bremen.

The World Cup winner only has two goals this season but they did come against Manchester United and Bayern Munich both of which ended in victories for the Gunners.

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