Premier League

4 most overrated players in the Premier League

Arjun Singh Devgan
Pogba has remained inconsistent at Man United
Pogba has remained inconsistent at Man United / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

The Premier League is widely considered to be the best and most competitive league in the world, with a number of top players plying their trade in England. However, there remain a few players who get the plaudits and applause as they are not as brilliant as one thinks.

Here, we take a look at four players who are the most overrated in the Premier League.

1. Harry Maguire (Manchester United)

Harry Maguire
Manchester United v Atletico Madrid - UEFA Champions League / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

That Manchester United decided to pay £80million and make Harry Maguire the most expensive defender in the history of the sport is mind-boggling, considering that the centre-back has been extremely poor at the back for the Red Devils.

There is no doubt that the 29-year-old is a decent defender, but he has struggled this season and has been at fault for a number of goals that the club have conceded.

The pressure of the high transfer price might be playing on his mind, but there is no way that he should be captaining a club like United.

2. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)

Roberto Firmino
Nottingham Forest v Liverpool: The Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final / Matthew Lewis/GettyImages

We have all heard fans say how important Roberto Firmino is to the Liverpool side and how plays a vital role under Jurgen Klopp's system, but considering he is a striker is overall numbers are woeful.

The Brazilian has scored more than 12 goals in the Premier League just once in his seven seasons at Anfield, and an overall tally of 96 goals in 318 appearances in all competitions does not cut it in terms of being consistent.

3. Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

Paul Pogba
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Another big money signing who has failed to deliver on a consistent basis is Paul Pogba, with the midfielder flattering to deceive and making the most of his talent at Old Trafford.

The 29-year-old is one of the highest earners in the Premier League and it would be good for all parties if he leaves in the summer.

4. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur)

Hugo Lloris
Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United - Premier League / Visionhaus/GettyImages

For a long-time, Hugo Lloris was a world class goalkeeper, but those days seem to be behind him as he is error prone and is known to make some high profile errors at important moments.

The Frenchman remains a great shot-stopper but continues to struggle with poor distribution and decision making when attempting to play out from the back.