Liverpool signing West Ham's Felipe Anderson would be hugely exciting

Manuel Pellegrini of West Ham United and Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool give directions during the Premier League debut prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham...

Liverpool are reportedly keen on West Ham United playmaker Felipe Anderson.

Felipe Anderson of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Leicester City at London Stadium on April 20, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Liverpool will be seeking additional firepower this summer, having fallen just short of pipping Manchester City to the Premier League title this season.

The Reds don't need major changes, having lost just one league game all season and reached the Champions League final, but a new attacking talent will be wanted.

Xherdan Shaqiri faded into the background in 2019, Daniel Sturridge is set to leave, and Divock Origi's future is unclear, so a versatile player to feature across the frontline and as a number 10 should be targeted.

 

Now, the Daily Mail claim that Liverpool have added West Ham United's Felipe Anderson to their shortlist, even though the Hammers are unlikely to do business.

Anderson, 26, hit 10 goals and five assists in his first season for West Ham, showing just they splashed the cash to sign him from Lazio last summer.

The Brazilian is known for being quick and skilful, and he'd certainly be an exciting addition in the final third for Liverpool, especially having failed to really replace Philippe Coutinho.

West Ham United's Felipe Anderson and Cardiff City's Josh Murphy during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and West Ham United at Cardiff City Stadium on March 9, 2019 in...

Coutinho's compatriot Anderson has that game-changing ability whether he's out wide or as a number 10, possessing flair and drive as well as creativity and the confidence to beat a man.

Those are attributes which have made Coutinho and a host of other players so popular with Reds supporters, and Anderson would really get fans off their seats at Anfield – if Liverpool can tempt West Ham into a deal.

Manuel Pellegrini of West Ham United and Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool give directions during the Premier League debut prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham...

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