Saturday, November 30, 2013

 

Nigeria and on loan Liverpool winger Victor Moses has continued to make progress at Liverpool and has shown glimpses of his potential after his deadline day switch to Merseyside.

Moses, who scored in Nigeria's 2-0 win over Ethiopia that qualified Nigeria for her fifth World Cup appearance has been used in a variety of roles by manager Brendan Rodgers and the player himself has explained his thoughts on such.

The 22 year old is a direct playing attacker who loves to take on his opponent with his pace and technique and has been a constant threat to defenders in the Premier League.

Moses was quoted on Liverpool's official website (www.liverpoolfc.com) as saying "It's natural to control and move off quickly. If there's space I will move towards goal. Every player is different, but I always want to attack and put defenders on the back foot.

"It's all instinctive when the ball comes to me," Moses told the latest edition of the official Liverpool FC magazine.

The former Crystal Palace forward has been utilised from a variety of positions at Liverpool either on the flank or in a more central role, but it seems he has adapted to this.

"When you are in the middle the ball comes to you more often," he told the club's official website.

"But usually there are more players around to stop you. On the wings sometimes you can drift in and out of the game depending on how things are going.

"But you have more space so when the ball comes, you have a better chance of causing problems. You always need to try to influence the game so if the ball isn't coming, you go inside.

"You have to find a way to influence the game wherever you are playing. But you also need to be aware of the team's tactical plan." he added.

Victor Moses has played 17 matches for Nigeria since his debut against Liberia in a 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifier in 2012. He has 6 goals to his credit.

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