Is Victor Moses a good signing for Liverpool?

Victor Moses in Chelsea lineup

The Chelsea fringe player is believed to be on the verge of signing for the Anfield outfit on a season-long loan deal.

Liverpool are expected to be one of the busier Premier League sides in the closing days and hours of the transfer window, with one potential target Chelsea’s Victor Moses. The Nigeria international has slipped down the pecking order in West London and could well make a loan move to Merseyside for the campaign.

For the player, this looks like an ideal switch. The chance of first-team football at Chelsea is almost non-existent, with the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar, Kevin De Bruyne, Willian and Juan Mata more likely to play. The former England under-21 international made a leap of faith by moving to Chelsea in the first place, and it now looks like a poor decision after a season in and mostly out of the Blues’ team.

Moses can expect a lot more action at Anfield, as Liverpool look to spice up their attacking unit. Brendan Rodgers has stated in the media that he is in the market for a winger to allow Philippe Coutinho to play more centrally and this is more than likely where the Northern Irish manager sees Moses fitting in.

The African attacker is versatile in that he can play on either flank or through the middle, but will most likely be utilised on the wing – with Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez playing through the middle, opportunities to play as a striker will be limited for Moses.

For Liverpool, they are signing a player that needs regular first-team football to really show what he is capable of. In his last season at Wigan Moses played a considerable role in the Latics’ relegation escape and was consistently one of the DW Stadium side’s best players. He just wasn’t given enough of a chance at Chelsea to progress.

Moses’ obvious main attributes are his pace and strength, but his footballing ability should not be overlooked as a consequence. The 22-year-old has a good touch, can link-up well with others and certainly will add a goal threat for the Reds too.

With the likes of Suarez, Sturridge, Coutinho, Iago Aspas and now Moses, amongst others, Brendan Rodgers now has the options that he so lacked at the start of last term. Liverpool will be a dangerous attacking unit and their manager will have quality players in reserve that he can call upon if so needed.

Given a consistent run of game, Moses has the ability to be a key man for Liverpool and he will look to get his career back on track with a loan switch to Anfield.

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