Liverpool opinion: Why the Reds shouldn’t make a move for Felipe Anderson
Liverpool have had a near-perfect team this season but they had one big issue this season, which was the fact that they often lacked creativity in tightly contested games and especially against teams who defended deep. That seemed to bother the club and no amount of hard work or dedication could sort that issue out.
In the end, they struggled to do much with the ball against said teams and it might have made the difference. However, the fact that they only lost the Premier League title by one point shows that Jurgen Klopp doesn’t have to make too many changes to his club.
A few additions here and there will prove to be the difference between a win and a loss next season. There shouldn’t be too many big money buys. One area that the club should look towards adding players is in defence.
Their front line is near perfect and it needs a second striker to help Roberto Firmino out and the same goes for the rest of the team. The full-backs need a back up despite their incredible performances this season. They cannot be playing every game of every competition.
Even the greatest athletes need rest and that rule applies here. One area that they do not need to reinforce is the wide areas, with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah doing a fantastic job.
In Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri, the club have more than enough to back them up as showcased over the course of the season. It’s why a move for Felipe Anderson makes absolutely no sense right now.
The Liverpool Echo has reported that the Reds are keen on a move for the West Ham star after the Brazilian enjoyed a fantastic debut season. However, given the fact that Liverpool are already well stocked in that area, the move for Anderson makes no sense.
A few years ago, the move would have made a lot of sense but since then the club has added both Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. Both have hit their stride and found themselves in the form of their lives, scoring goals at an alarming consistency.
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Given his status and form at West Ham, it’s very unlikely that Anderson would leave the Hammers to play second-fiddle at Liverpool. For the Reds, the move makes no sense as they’ve got other priorities and other places they need to reinforce before the summer is done.