Have Liverpool made an error over reportedly imminent £35m West Ham new boy Felipe Anderson?

Felipe Anderson of SS Lazio looks on during the serie A match between SS Lazio and Bologna FC at Stadio Olimpico on March 18, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

Should Liverpool have pushed for Felipe Anderson?

Felipe Anderson of SS Lazio looks on during the serie A match between SS Lazio and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Olimpico on April 22, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

West Ham are reportedly on the verge of signing Felipe Anderson... is he a player Liverpool should have targeted?

The Reds are currently pursuing Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri in a £13 million deal, BBC Sport report.

It is a surprisingly low budget move for the Reds, and of the two clubs you would have expected that it would be Liverpool instead of West Ham swooping on Lazio to sign £35 million Felipe Anderson.

Liverpool have of course tied up two big moves already this summer for Naby Keita and Fabinho, but they are still searching for a replacement for Coutinho after his sale to Barcelona.

Nabil Fekir is their top target, but no agreement has been struck with Lyon.

Felipe Anderson would have been a smart alternative option.

Felipe Anderson of SS Lazio in action during the serie A match between SS Lazio and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Olimpico on April 22, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

SkySports report he is on his way to West Ham for a medical as he nears completion of his £35 million transfer.

The Brazilian scored eight goals and provided 10 assists for Lazio last season and this is a tally which could easily have doubled playing with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

The 25-year-old's best position is in attacking midfield like Coutinho and a switch to Anfield could have been a winner for all parties.

West Ham are the side being brave and taking a chance on him, and Liverpool may end up regretting not making a move.

Felipe Anderson of SS Lazio celebrate a second goal during UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between Lazio and Dynamo Kiev at the Stadio Olimpico on March 8, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

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