Our view: Liverpool must have been impressed with Felipe Anderson

Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of West Ham United and Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool speak following their draw in the the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool FC at...

West Ham United ace Felipe Anderson was reportedly wanted by Liverpool this summer.

West Ham United's Felipe Anderson during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Liverpool have made a blistering start to the season, winning their first six games of the season to sit top of the Premier League table.

The Reds look difficult to stop right now despite not strengthening their first-team squad over the summer, and Jurgen Klopp may yet look towards adding new faces in January to really bolster his squad for the second half of the season.

Klopp has shown that he's not averse to a January deal in the right circumstances, having splashed the cash to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in 2018.

 

Another attacker may be needed this time, as whilst Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino are verging on unstoppable, there isn't much depth given that Xherdan Shaqiri doesn't appear to feature in Klopp's immediate plans.

Adding another player who can play out wide or even as a number 10 could be vital, and with that in mind, Liverpool must have been impressed with West Ham United star Felipe Anderson's displays this season.

The 26-year-old was a target for Liverpool this summer according to the Daily Mail, having been impressed with his first season at the London Stadium having joined from Lazio last summer.

The Brazilian hit nine goals and four assists last season, and that seemingly piqued Klopp's interest, but no summer move was made, and he's enjoyed a strong start to the season with the Hammers.

Felipe Anderson of West Ham United reacts during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Norwich City at London Stadium on August 31, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Sunday's deft assist for Andriy Yarmolenko's goal against Manchester United was his third assist of the season already, and he's showing that he can be really creative as well as a goal threat.

His pace and skill makes him a threat out wide or through the middle, and that's the kind of player Liverpool have needed since selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in 2018.

Anderson ticks the boxes for the Reds, and given that he wouldn't be cup-tied for European action in the second half of the season, Liverpool must keep him on their radar ahead of potentially launching a bid in January.

Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of West Ham United and Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool speak following their draw in the the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool FC at...

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