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Morrison slams Anderson

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Clinton Morrison slammed West Ham attacker Felipe Anderson by claiming he is a much better player than his current displays suggested.

The pundit admitted that the Brazilian winger was underperforming after stressing that Hammers attacker Sebastien Haller needs more help up front.

“I think Haller needs more help up front,” said Morrison on talkSPORT (10:54am, November 13th, Wednesday).

“I think Felipe Anderson is a much better player than he is showing at the moment.”

The Hammers haven’t won any of their last six Premier League matches with their latest result being a 3-0 loss to Burnley on Saturday.


Morrison is spot-on and echoing the thoughts of most West Ham fans. Haller arrived at the London Stadium in the summer and in the opening few weeks looked the real deal by getting on the scoresheet, however since West Ham started struggling in matches, the goals have dried up for the Frenchman. The 25-year-old forward has scored of a total of four goals this season, which means he has only averaged a goal every 248 minutes, as per BBC Sport, and you can’t exactly argue he has been wasteful in front of goal. This is because Haller has seen 68% of his shots hit the target, which means he is pretty much doing all he can to score, he just needs more chance to come his way. With that in mind, Morrison is right to imply Anderson should be doing more. The winger may have contributed three assists and averaged 1.4 key passes per match across his 11 league outings, as per WhoScored, but when you consider he has been dispossessed 1.8 times per game, it’s clear he is capable of more.

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