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 â€œwrong decisionâ€ 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 Liverpoolâ€™s push for the top four â€“ 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 Rodgersâ€™ 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.
â€œFor 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,â€ Rodgers was quoted as saying by Mirror Football.
â€œIn 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 Chelseaâ€™s decision because he is their player.
â€œAnd if he has done really well then they will want to keep him. So thereâ€™s every motivation. When you sample the life of the big institutions like Liverpool then thereâ€™s not many that want to leave.