Jamie Carragher suggested that Felipe Anderson is West Ham’s best player, when speaking during Sky Sports’ broadcast of the Hammers’ clash with Crystal Palace last night (Saturday, October 5th, 17:30).
The Brazilian joined the east London outfit from Lazio in the summer of 2018, for a fee believed to be worth £41.5 million, according to BBC Sport.
Anderson has racked up 10 goals and nine assists in 48 appearances in all competitions for West Ham.
When he’s on form, the 26-year-old is a frightening talent. In truth, however, he hasn’t quite been at his best this season. He must find higher levels of consistency, if he is to prove good value for the £41.5 million that the Hammers paid for him 15 months ago.
Carragher still raved about the South American’s quality, however, when speaking during Sky Sports’ broadcast of the Hammers’ clash with Crystal Palace last night:
“This the man who I think could actually play for one of the Champions League clubs as he is top quality. West Ham’s best player in my opinion, well certainly from what I’ve seen. But his goal record has to improve, one in his last 23, if the Hammers want to challenge those Champions League, European places, there has to be a lot more goals from the top man.”
Anderson needs to start showing more…
The winger has seemed hesitant to run at defenders recently, and he must return to his fearless approach to the game.
If the Hammers are to crack the top six, they need more from the Brazilian.
He must start living up to his price-tag on a more consistent basis. Anderson is capable of racking up double figures for both goals and assists in a single season.
And he needs to come back after the two-week international break and really start producing for West Ham.