The level of Steven Gerrard's match-deciding performance against Fulham was clear to the naked eye, but statistics produced by Opta provide further evidence of the captain's immense contribution.

In a moment of ingenuity, the No.8 created an equaliser for Daniel Sturridge in the first half; then, when his team most needed him, the 33-year-old calmly directed a stoppage-time spot-kick into the net.

His was a classic box-to-box display at Craven Cottage, with five tackles, four clearances, one interception and 80 per cent of duels won from a defensive point of view.

Gerrard delivered 74 passes during the 90 minutes with an 86.5 per cent completion rate; just for good measure, the skipper also attempted three crosses and created two scoring opportunities for a teammate.

Moving forward, the midfielder struck a shot at goal three times against the Londoners, with two registering on target - most notably, of course, that dramatic penalty for three crucial points. 

Browse through the embedded Opta widget below for an extensive breakdown of each player's performance, covering defending, attacking, distribution and general play.