By FOX Sports Staff
Anelka recently completed his loan move to Juventus following from Shanghai Shenhua, where he managed to score only three goals from 24 games since joining the Chinese Super League outfit in the summer.
Lippi, who won five Serie A titles and the 1996 Champions League while in charge at Juventus, believes that both Anelka and Juve will benefit from the move.
He told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "Juventus know what they need. I see that the fans are a little sceptical of him, but he has great class and perhaps just needs a new challenge."
"Juve play total football where fatigue is evenly distributed. The attackers are asked to press, to drop back and that sometimes doesn't make them cool in front of goal. That's why they have been searching for a new striker for some time."