Hip surgery in the summer has forced the Poland international to miss the first four months of this season, but last term he was again instrumental in Jürgen Klopp’s all-action, Wembley-reaching Dortmund side.
Kevin Großkreutz has been an able replacement, but he can’t replicate the way his team-mate couples defensive solidity with undeniable attacking domination on the right flank.
Did you know?
In the 2012/13 Bundesliga, Philipp Lahm (11) was the only defender to better Piszczek’s total of eight assists, although the Pole did score twice while Lahm failed to find the net at all (Opta).
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