(born 23 July 1988 in Melton Mowbray
) is a footballer
playing for Nottingham Forest
. He plays primarily as a winger
and can operate on either flank.
He has been capped by England
at Under-19 level.
Anderson attended Brownlow County Primary School then south leicestershire college and then King Edward School
in Melton Mowbray
. As a schoolboy he was attached to Leicester City
but they declined to offer him a professional contract believing he would never make the grade. After this setback Anderson then decided to join Hull City
, the club his father Phil Anderson had played for. His performances for their academy team caught the eye of Liverpool
who took him to Anfield
on an extended trial.
In 11 November 2005 Liverpool's official website announced that a swap deal was arranged for Liverpool's John Welsh
to move to Hull, while Anderson went the other way after impressing during a trial.
Anderson was a regular in the Liverpool U-18 team which won the 2006 FA Youth Cup
and his performances led some to compare him to Michael Owen
He earned his first call up to the senior team in March 2006 when he was an unused substitute in Liverpool's Champions League
Round of 16 second leg against Benfica
. On 15 July 2006, Anderson made a memorable debut for the Liverpool's first team in a pre-season friendly against... Read More