Moses put in a pretty good performance for the Reds against Bournemouth, can he build on it?
Victor Moses has become a bit of a whipping boy at Anfield in recent weeks, as it’s safe to say he hasn’t hit the heights that were perhaps anticipated of the Nigerian.
Chelsea have been said not to have been happy for the lack of game time he has received since he arrived on loan at Liverpool and there has been a reason why, he’s simply not been good enough.
He started off brightly by scoring on his debut against Swansea City and looked useful on the left wing before he was moved into a more central area.
Moses was used a lot more as a substitute following the return of Philippe Coutinho from injury but returned to the starting line-up in the 3-1 loss to Hull City in December where he had a disappointing performance and looked off the boil ever since – which included him being hauled off at half time in third round win against Oldham Athletic.
But against Bournemouth at the weekend he seemed to have found a spark that had been missing.
Admittedly, the opposition isn’t of the highest standard, but Moses looked hungry, willing to take players on, hold the ball up and bring others into play as well as making intelligent runs – something which probably hasn’t been seen from Moses since the autumn months.
He also took his goal well and was probably Liverpool’s best performer in what was an unspectacular display.
But now he needs to push on from here. The chances are that he will return to the bench for the Merseyside derby as Raheem Sterling was given a rest – and the youngster is currently in very good form.
Moses, however, will get his chance from the bench. And he has got to build on this performance if he is to show he can be a useful asset to the Liverpool side for the rest of his loan spell.
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