Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris league’s best goalkeeper, says Everton legend

Former Everton shot stopper Neville Southall heaps praise on Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League, according to Everton legend Neville Southall.

The Tottenham Hotspur shot stopper has been one of the north London side’s most consistent performers in an otherwise disappointing season for the League Cup runners-up.

He’s brave on the pitch physically, he’s brave mentally, he comes out and he does stuff that other goalkeepers won’t do

Neville Southall

The France international has been linked with a move to Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United in recent months.

Former Toffees legend Southall heaped praise on the Spurs goalkeeper for his performances despite playing with some poor players at White Hart Lane.

“I think he’s probably the best Spurs goalie since Pat Jennings,” Southall is quoted as saying by thesetpieces.com.

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.”

Southall continued: “He’s played in a changing club with changing players. He’s played with some absolutely shit 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.”

Lloris has made 114 appearances for the north London side since his £12m move to Tottenham from Lyon in 2012.

The France captain is still waiting to win silverware with the Premier League side following his big-money switch.

More: Pochettino tight-lipped on Lloris transfer speculation

The Spurs shot stopper was unable to prevent Manchester City from sealing a 1-0 victory over Pochettino’s side in the Premier League on Sunday.

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