Alan Shearer praises Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris’s performance against Manchester City impressed Alan Shearer.

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has described Tottenham Hotspur star Hugo Lloris as a top-class goalkeeper on Coral.co.uk.

The former Newcastle striker was impressed with Lloris’s performance against Manchester City away from home at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday evening.

The 29-year-old France international made as many as seven saves, as Spurs won the game 2-1.

Shearer was impressed with the performance of Lloris, and believes that he is in the same bracket as Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel, Arsenal’s Petr Cech and Joe Hart of Manchester City.

“Lloris pulled off a world class save to keep them in front late in the game at the Etihad Stadium,” the former England international wrote on Coral.co.uk. “That’s what you need your goalkeeper to do when you are under pressure.

“Kasper Schmeichel and Petr Cech have both been important for their clubs as has Joe Hart so all four teams fighting for the title have top class ‘keepers.”

Lloris is one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League and is arguably the only world-class player in the current Tottenham squad.

The 29-year-old has kept nine clean sheets in 25 league appearances so far this season, making 1.84 saves per game and 2.71 saves per goal on average in the process.

Tottenham are second in the Premier League table at the moment with 51 points from 26 matches, just two points behind leaders Leicester City.

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