Chelsea loanee reveals 20-goal target with Liverpool - Long shot?

Nigeria forward Victor Moses is confident he can find the net regularly this season

Chelsea’s on-loan forward Victor Moses wants to break the 20-goal barrier with Liverpool this season.

Moses, who was named Nigerian Football of the Year on Tuesday, says he wants to chip in with as many strikes as possible as Liverpool continue to fight at the top of the Premier League table.

Moses has scored one goal in his nine appearances since he joined the Reds on a season-long loan deal, netting against SwanseaCity on his debut in September.

However, the 22-year-old former Wigan Athletic man says there is plenty more to come.

He told “I just want to score goals. I wanted to score around 20 goals this season. We’ve still got lots of games to go so hopefully I can get up to that target. I think I’ve got the ability to do that so I’m looking forward to every game.”

Moses scored 11 goals in 48 appearances for Chelsea last the season, the most goals he has managed for any side since he made his debut for CrystalPalace in 2007.

Prior to joining the Blues, he managed only nine goals in more than two years at Wigan Athletic.

His last three appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool have come from the substitutes’ bench.

However, internationally, Moses has been flying, helping Nigeria to qualify for next summer’s World Cup Brazil, and also to success at this year’s African Cup of Nations.

And he now hopes to transfer that form to club level, as he attempts to work his way back into Rodgers’ starting line-up.

Moses said: “I want to keep working hard in training and doing what I’m good at, which is working hard for the team. When I first came, I was starting.

“Now, the manager has got a different view and he wants to mix things around a little bit. I just have to be patient until my time comes. I’ll kick on from there and help the team.”

image: © Tomofumi Kitano

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