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5 Most Over-Rated Players In The Premier League Including Two Liverpool Stars

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Anas Molla
An ageing teenager who apparently still likes Twenty One Pilots and HIMYM. Also fascinated by Greek and Egyptian mythology and history. Still waiting for my man Milos Raonic to win a Grand Slam.

The Premier League has rendered itself as the most famous footballing league in the world in recent years with more and more players wanting to join the league instead of moving to Barcelona/Real Madrid. We have seen some spectacular players donning the English club jerseys, while we have also seen players, being rated a bit higher than they really should be.

This is, however, not to say that the players are performing significantly bad – although some of them are – it just seems the power of social media and audience which is blowing out of proportion in terms of giving righteous judgments on a player.

In this article, we will talk about three of the most overrated player currently playing in the Premier League this season.

Jordan Henderson – Liverpool

There was a time when Jordan Henderson’s move to the Anfield was very much criticized due to the player not playing up to his potential. The midfielder struggled at Liverpool in his first season at the club, which coincided with a mediocre tenure at the club under Kenny Dalglish.hings have changed a lot since then and it seems the English midfielder has managed to turn the tables. He was appointed as the club captain after Steven Gerrard’s departure. Under Klopp, Henderson emerged as a key figure in midfield.

But things have changed a lot since then and it seems the English midfielder has managed to turn the tables. He was appointed as the club captain after Steven Gerrard’s departure. Under Klopp, Henderson emerged as a key figure in midfield. However, he was never as great as people seem to think. Hendo doesn’t ooze class in midfield, and at times struggles against quality opposition.

Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain

Chamberlain is definitely one of the most overrated Premier League players. His transfer to Liverpool for an astonishing fee of 38 million euros, irked a lot of fans. And to make things worse, he hasn’t done a thing to repay his massive transfer value.

He is ridiculously average in everything he does on the flanks. Though he has proved himself to be somewhat versatile as he can play in midfield, wingback or winger’s roles, which is his only strong asset but to put it mildly, he’s not great in any of the roles mentioned either. Ox needs to be more consistent and fluent with his overall game if he is to make a mark at his new club.

Jesse Lingard

Most Manchester United seem to think highly of Jesse Lingard at the club while the ground reality is totally different. Lingard is never meant to replace the likes of Juan Mata or Henrikh Mkhitaryan at the club in future, and Manchester United will eventually be forced to find someone new in the transfer market.

Truth be told, Lingard is not in the same bracket.  This ‘dabbing’ king spends more time creating goal celebrations for his bestie Paul Pogba than actually playing and it is reflected in his lack of chances this season(he has played only 50 mins in the PL this season).

Kyle Walke

Walker’s transfer to Manchester City raised a lot of eyebrows this summer, not because he’s world class or something but largely because of his humongous transfer fee of  51 million euros, becoming the second most expensive defender in the history.

But does he deserve it? The answer would be a resounding ‘NO’. That’s however not to say he’s bad by any means. Walker is a good fullback, who can run tirelessly on the flanks and his crosses are better than average. However, that doesn’t mean he’s worth over 50 million either and it’s clearly evident. He has been largely overshadowed by partnering fullback Benjamin Mendy, who’s more active and more precise on his approach in the final third.

Eric Dier

Last but not the least, Eric Dier joins our list as one of the most overrated players playing in the Premier League this season. Don’t get me wrong, Dier is a fine youngster, who can use his physical prowess to keep the opposition out. In midfield, he has formed a strong bond with Moussa Dembele, a more fluidic midfielder, which helps Spurs gain control of the match.

But Eric Dier, too, is another victim of the relentless set of flawed judgments by social media and fans. Manchester United were hunting down the Tottenham midfielder this summer, for a reported fee of 50 million euros, which probably explains the number of expectations the Red Devils had on 23-year-old. They, however, ended up landing Nemanja Matic of Chelsea, after failing to sign Eric Dier, which now seems like a blessing for Jose Mourinho’s men.

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