Victor Moses has been very clear since he joined Liverpool that he’s looking to play games and use the club as a vehicle to revitalise his career.
Liverpool were superb against Manchester United last weekend and that gives Brendan Rodgers a headache over who to leave out if he’s thinking of using Moses in the club’s next league match away to Swansea City.
Moses predominantly plays slightly wider in attack and he could feature for the Reds as an out and out winger but he also has the versatility to push inside playing just behind a main striker, in this case Daniel Sturridge.
The obvious argument is why should Liverpool change their team when they played so well against Manchester United? The obvious answer being the international break.
Some of Liverpool’s squad will return having played two international games which means Moses should be slightly fresher and his eagerness is just another reason to get him into the team.
Liverpool will also more than likely be playing on the counter attack against the Swans, a team that like to dominate possession when they play any side at the Liberty Stadium.
Iago Aspas is probably in most danger because he plays in very similar positions around the pitch to how Moses would play.
Aspas is predominantly a central player who drifts in from wide positions to offer support to the main striker and the likes of Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho, the creative forces in the middle of Liverpool’s team.
Gerrard and Coutinho certainly won’t be dropped and the fact Moses is seemingly a better wide player than Aspas means the Spaniard will more than likely have to make way.
Moses can offer an extra outlet by staying wide on the left although there will be times when Liverpool’s shape and pressure won’t be sacrificed if he does want to come into the middle and get involved in the build up play.
Another option for Brendan Rodgers is to drop one of Lucas or Jordan Henderson in Liverpool’s midfield.
It’s far less likely to be Lucas because the Brazilian has nailed down that holding sort of role in Liverpool’s midfield, reading the game superbly and breaking up opposition counter attacks.
Henderson has been played slightly out of position, again slightly wider, and Moses can be used down either side of the pitch, but his form recently has been excellent and dropping him would certainly seem unfair.
Aspas remains a work in progress, and a step out of the side won't do him any harm at this point. Presently, him missing out seems the most viable option.
It looks like a straight up choice between Henderson and Aspas, who would you drop if Moses had to come into the team?
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