Liverpool register interest in West Ham attacker Felipe Anderson – report

Liverpool are interested in securing a deal for West Ham United winger Felipe Anderson this summer, per the Daily Mail.

What’s the word?

The Reds are reportedly looking to bolster their attack with a new signing this summer and have scouted a number of potential acquisitions.

The Mail claim that Daniel Sturridge, so ravaged by injuries, is poised to leave on a free transfer and that manager Jurgen Klopp is seeking further back-up to first-choice trio Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

And Anderson has emerged as a target.

He is, of course, a proven quantity, having enjoyed some genuinely terrific performances for the Hammers in 2018-19.

He scored 10 goals and laid on five assists in all competitions as the Irons finished 10th under Manuel Pellegrini; the Mail subsequently claim that the club are desperate to ensure they hold onto him.

Another saga incoming?

Anderson is likely to want this move.

The opportunity to join a Champions League finalist doesn’t come around every so often and Anderson will be 27 next year.

He is approaching his peak and it is clear that the move to the Hammers was always likely to be a stepping stone.

His excellent dribbling ability and eye for the spectacular sets him out from the other targets listed in the Mail piece; the likes of Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser and Lille’s Nicolas Pepe.

Of course, Liverpool could turn their attention elsewhere but, for now, Hammers fans should be worried.

They have already seen Marko Arnautovic agitate for a move in January; Anderson could follow this summer.