Of course it does, it’s one of the reasons the deep lying playmaker role is a passers paradise and why someone like Toni Kroos was able to beat 85 players per game (the most in Europe) in the 15/16 season.
However that’s not to say playing in that position is anything but easy, Saul touched on some of the little intricacies & difficulties that come with being the deepest lying midfielder.
Not sure who’s been saying he isn’t a liability when it comes to being pressed in certain situations because he is there’s no denying that.
He 's not blessed with the technique or ability to by pass the press on his own with a piece of individual brilliance but he’s not alone in that respect, I can think of atleast 8 other Dlp’s who all more often than rely on the ball and the auxiliary options around them to beat their man and Xhaka’s dispossessed stats are pretty much on par with them all too.
The thing about those stats is that it doesn’t take into account where a player might have been dispossessed.
Xhaka tends to be dispossessed in dangerous positions that have led to us conceding dangerous chances.
He has improved but I think he needs to work in a system where he will be allowed more time on the ball and our haphazard system hasn’t done a great job of protecting him over the couple years he’s been here.
Granit has really improved lately. His biggest weakness is still his immobilty and chaos factor when teams press us. A cazorlaesque magician to cover this would of course be ideal to partner a player like Granit.