Lennon arrived on loan from Tottenham for the rest of the season in a deadline day switch and could be set to make his debut in this weekend’s Merseyside derby.
However, Thompson believes it could also spell trouble for their current winger Aiden McGeady, with Lennon keen to prove a point having fallen down the pecking order at White Hart Lane. In contrast, McGeady has so far failed to shine a Goodison Park, and the added competition could prove trouble for him.
“I was doing transfer day on Monday and was on-set when the news came through about Aaron Lennon,” says Thompson.
“Then you start thinking, who is going to make way for him? Is it going to be McGeady or Mirallas, who has been making waves about not signing a new contract and moving on. Someone will have their nose pushed out.”
The Liverpool legend turned pundit believes that McGeady’s main problem is consistency, with the winger able to turn in eye-catching performances one week and then nothing the next.
That is certainly something that has been evident at Goodison Park, as the winger's poor displays have caused the crowd to get on his back, although he has also produced moments of brilliance, such as his goal against Leicester City on the opening day.
According to Thompson, if the Republic of Ireland winger were somehow able to find that level on consistency, he’d likely be playing for Manchester City or Chelsea.
“I think with Aiden, a problem has been getting that level of consistency,” he added.
“You are looking for an eight or nine out of ten most weeks, whereas Aiden goes from a five to an eight or nine. He is very much up and down. If he did what I’m saying, he would probably be playing for Man City or Chelsea.”