Ex-Liverpool Star Who Wants To Play For Nigeria Named To League One Team Of The Season So Far
Published: April 06, 2020
Ex-Liverpool Star Who Wants To Play For Nigeria Named To League One Team Of The Season So Far
Former Liverpool defender Michael Ihiekwe has been named to the League One Team of the Season so far in the 2019-2020 campaign by Whoscored in partnership with Sky Sports.

Ihiekwe has been a key player for high-flying Rotherham United who are bidding to return to the English Championship at the first time of asking.

The Liverpool-born center back has contributed to an impressive 7 goals (4 goals, 3 assists) from 38 games across all competitions and has been yellow carded on four occasions.

Described as a defender with robust physical presence, pacy, dominant in the air and descent on the ball, Ihiekwe has committed his international future to Nigeria over his country of birth.

Explaining the choice of Ihiekwe in the Best XI, Ben McAleer wrote : "Ihiekwe has returned a rating of 7.42 this season, that the second-best in League One.

"Maximising a statistically calculated WhoScored.com strength of 'aerial duels', Ihiekwe is winning more headed battles per game (7.9) than any other League One player this term to help feature in this team."

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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