Underrated is a term which is thrown around seemingly at will these days. Any time a half-decent player with consistency issues puts in one of his better performances, you can practically guarantee a chorus of "He's so underrated!" on his behalf by a group of fans or pundits.
This is often done by those who haven't watched his last half-a-dozen performances.
Sometimes, though, there are those who actually are underrated. This is either because they do a job which goes unnoticed amongst their more technically-able team mates, or because they are out of the eye of the viewers for an extended period of time.
Sometimes it just takes a while for the qualities of the player to shine through and be accepted by the majority. The likes of Lucas Leiva and, more recently, Stewart Downing might attest to that.
Here are five of the Reds' current most underrated players, of varying sorts.