The 23-year-old Nigerian international was sent out to Anfield by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho who felt the winger but little did the Special One know just how special this season would be for the Reds under Brendan Rodgers.
The Merseyside giants currently sit top of the Premier League table, five points clear of the Blues who they take on this Sunday at Anfield and, one would suspect, the Chelsea boss may have written off the Reds’ title chances when he arrived back at the Bridge last summer.
Liverpool finished in 7th position in the Premier League last term, Rodgers’ debut season in charge, but the Northern Irishman is now just three games away from leading Liverpool to their first ever Premier League title and their first domestic league title in 24 years.
Few would have expected such a strong and resurgent challenge from Liverpool this season – not their rivals, not the press or the pundits – but Victor Moses claims he knew they could do it from the outset.
“When I first came here, I knew that Liverpool were going to win the league,” he insisted. “Honest!”
“Even when I spoke to the press, I said that we would win it. Just from seeing the way everyone trained, that first training session, and the games that I played in early on, I could see the quality that we have here.”
He added: “There is huge talent at this club, and I knew that this team could go far. We are in a position now where if we win the rest of our games, we will win the Premier League. That’s not a bad position to be in, is it?”
Talent indeed there is in abundance this term at Anfield – the Reds possess the two most dangerous forwards in all of England in Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge but it remains to be seen whether Moses will still be referring to himself as Red next season – he will, at least temporarily, have to return to Stamford Bridge where Mourinho will likely decide his future.
It is unclear whether Moses is wanted to stay put on Merseyside – the attacker has made 18 appearances in the Premier League this season so far. Just six of those have been starts and he has played a full 90 minutes on just two occasions which doesn’t bode well for his future at Anfield.
His contract with the Blues runs until 2017 but I would suspect, given his lack of first-team action at Liverpool whilst on loan, Chelsea will likely sell him this summer.