Moses concerned at lack of first-team football at Liverpool

The on-loan forward says he wants to develop his game further at Anfield after struggling for chances recently, but is happy to be working under manager Brendan Rodgers

Victor Moses says wants to play “as much as possible” for Liverpool in order to reach his full potential.

The 22-year-old sealed a loan from to Anfield from Chelsea on deadline day and went on to start the Reds’ first six matches.

However, Moses has found himself on the bench recently, including Saturday’s Merseyside derby, and says he wants more game time as he looks to continue his development.

“The main thing is to be on the pitch and enjoy my football,” he told reporers. “That’s always been on my mind – to play games.

“There was only a little spell at Wigan, when I first signed there, when I wasn’t in the team every week. I’ve always gone to places for the football – places where I’m going to play. By playing, you learn.

“It may seem I’ve been around for a long time, but I’m still only 22. I think I can develop a lot more, but I realise to achieve that I’ve got to play as much as possible.”

Despite his frustration at being on the bench, Moses was full of praise for manager Brendan Rodgers and says he was a big reason for his decision to move to Anfield.

“He’s a great manager to play under,” he added. “He’s very clear with the players. He knows what he wants us to do.

“There’s a winning mentality, but he also realises that if we are enjoying ourselves, we’re likely to do better. I’ve known him since I was 16 – when I was at Palace and he was at Chelsea.

“He really wanted me to go there. I said no a few times. I thought Palace was the best place for me at that time. But he never forgot about me.

“I was delighted when he came in for me again. There were a few clubs interesting in taking me, but when I heard about Liverpool, my decision was made straightaway.

“I wanted to be at a club that is fighting for trophies,” he said of the Reds, who are in second place after 12 matches. “There’s a lot of quality here and if we can keep the momentum going.

“I think we can challenge for the Premier League and, if not, finish in the top four. You have to believe you can be the best, otherwise there’s no point in trying.”

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