He was always excellent at that, the speed of the pass into feet and his awareness was first class. Statistically his last full season was actually pretty good. He had a high pass accuracy as always and something like 3 tackles per game. It was helped a lot by the 4-3-3 formation and Fletcher doing a lot of his running for him but as a brain on the pitch he still had a lot of worth to the team. Some big performances at Anfield and Highbury that year too.