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Liverpool legend slams Moses: ‘That’s why you’re not in the side!’

Reds forward gave the ball away for Hull opener and suffered a torrid afternoon in 3-1 defeat

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was scathing in his assessment of Victor Moses’ performance against HullCity as the Reds slumped to a 3-1 defeat.

Jake Livermore, David Mayler and a Martin Skrtel own goal gave Hull a deserved three points at the KC Stadium, but it was the manner of Hull’s opener which frustrated Carragher.

Moses was at fault as he tried to flick the ball over a defender inside his own half, gifting HullCity possession and allowing Livermore to fire home via a deflection from 20 yards.

Sky Sports pundit Carragher seethed: “Through the week he (Moses) has been complaining that he hasn’t been getting much of a chance, that he’s on loan and he needs to play.

“This is the reason why he doesn’t play, because he’s not responsible enough with the ball in his own half of the pitch. You can’t make decisions like that as a wide player. That’s why wide players notoriously end up out of the team, because they make decisions like that.”

Moses endured a nightmare afternoon against Hull, at fault for the opening goal and then missing a glorious chance to put Liverpool ahead moments before Meyler struck.

The Nigerian’s misery was brought to an end on 72 minutes when he was substituted.

Moses has earlier in the week demanded more first team football – and even suggested that he can go on to score 20 goals this season despite so far finding the net just once.

“I just want to score goals,” he said. “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.”

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