In an interview with The Set Pieces, the legendary former Everton goalkeeper Neville Southall has named Hugo Lloris as the best in the Premier League.
Currently linked with a transfer to Manchester United, Lloris has impressed the Welsh international who gave his thoughts at an event to promote his new autobiography The Binman Chronicles.
“I think he’s probably the best Spurs goalie since Pat Jennings.
“When I look at him, he plays the way I like a goalie to play. He’s always positive, he’s always looking for things, he’s always proactive, he wants things to happen and he makes things happen.
“He’s played in a changing club with changing players. He’s played with some absolutely s**t players and some good ones and he’s managed to get on with both.
“If they’ve played with a high line… well, you’ve watched Tottenham. Some of them players, they don’t know what they’re doing. If there’s going to be a slip, Lloris knows.
“He’s brave on the pitch physically, he’s brave mentally, he comes out and he does stuff that other goalkeepers won’t do. I’d say he was the best in the league.”
High praise from one of the greatest goalkeepers the English leagues has ever seen. Read the full interview at The Set Pieces.