Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has hinted the Reds might decide to keep on-loan Chelsea midfielder Victor Moses permanently after his loan spell with the Kop.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho last week claimed it was the “wrong decision” for the Blues to farm the winger out to Anfield for the season, because he has not played enough games.
But Rodgers believes Moses could prove vital in Liverpool’s push for the top four – and even end up joining the Reds on a permanent basis.
The 23-year-old, who has started just nine games so far since moving to Anfield, scored and played his part as Rodgers’ injury-hit squad won a potentially tricky tie away to mid-table Championship side Bournemouth.
And Rodgers says criticism of Moses, and Liverpool, over the loan is unfair and reckons the Nigeria international is improving all of the time.
“For Victor, it is very simple. He wants to remain in a position that he will remain at a big club, whether it is Chelsea or Liverpool. There is no bigger motivation than that,” Rodgers was quoted as saying by Mirror Football.
“In order to do that, he needs to be performing day in day out in training. If he does really well for us there is a possibility we will want to have him permanently, but ultimately it is Chelsea’s decision because he is their player.
“And if he has done really well then they will want to keep him. So there’s every motivation. When you sample the life of the big institutions like Liverpool then there’s not many that want to leave.