West Ham United opened their 2018-19 Premier League season with a 4-0 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.
It was a tough 90 minutes for the Hammers on Merseyside, but they have the chance to bounce back at home to Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.
Felipe Anderson made his first-team debut for West Ham at Anfield, but it was a difficult afternoon for the attacker as he saw little of the ball.
The 25-year-old is sure to have better days in a West Ham shirt, and the club’s fans were encouraged by what they saw from him against Liverpool.
Anderson managed 34 goals during his five seasons at Lazio, and will be looking to inspire this new-look West Ham team.
The likes of Michail Antonio and Mark Noble faced criticism from the West Ham fans following the Liverpool clash, but the same cannot be said for 5ft 9in ace Anderson, who will seemingly be given plenty of time by the supporters to settle in the English capital.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
to be fair his individual performance was pretty good….
— Dear Armadillo (@Dear_Armadillo) August 14, 2018
hope the fans don’t get on his back
— Helen Ludlow (@Ludders59) August 14, 2018
One of the better players Sunday to be fair
— Kevin (@Kevin10whu) August 14, 2018
A good start on Saturday hopefully much better next match
— hammerhead (@larryberyl) August 14, 2018
I thought he did well, looking forward to seeing him this weekend.
— Amran Yousaf (@a_yousaf1) August 14, 2018
Thought he showed glimpses of being very useful in what was a very difficult debut. There will be games where we will dominate the ball and Anderson will play a big part as he adapts to the premier league.
— Russell Kirby (@rustyk1971) August 14, 2018