However, Southall is less than impressed with some of the other players in the current Tottenham squad.
“When I look at him, he plays the way I like a goalie to play,” the 56-year-old told The Daily Mail. “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*** 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.”
Lloris has been one of the best players in the Premier League this season and arguably the best for Spurs.
Although England international striker Harry Kane has banged in the goals on a regular basis for Tottenham, France international Lloris has kept the North London outfit stable at the back.
Defensively Spurs have been caught out on a number of occasions, but the former Lyon star has made crucial saves at crucial moments to keep them in matches.
The current Tottenham squad has some superb players, such as Christian Eriksen, but there are also many who are not good enough for a team aiming for a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Lloris is arguably the only world-class player at Tottenham, and it will be interesting to see if the club manage to keep hold of him next season.