New Liverpool winger Victor Moses has revealed that he opted for a move to the Merseyside club to save his plummeting career after facing the prospect of being benched for most of the season at Stamford Bridge.

The Nigerian was quoted in The Daily Mirror, saying: “Not playing games can really damage your career. The move to Chelsea was a massive step for me. I just wanted to go there, express myself and enjoy my football. It was a dream for me – but I want to keep strong and keep working hard at what I do. As a young footballer coming up, I just want to play games. Liverpool is a massive club and I just want to enjoy my football out on the pitch and try to help my team-mates.”

Speaking about his admiration for Reds’ boss Brendan Rodgers and the prospects in store for him at Anfield, Moses said: “Coming to Liverpool is another step for me. Brendan Rodgers is a great manager and he’s done fantastically well here helping the lads. When I spoke to him, he told me what I’m going to be doing here. I was really pleased with that and I’m looking forward to working with him.

“The manager has done very well and the formation and players here will help me and I just want to gel in, get to know the players and play with them. I am excited to be working in this system with a lot of quality players here,” he added.

The 22 year old ended on a positive note, expressing his will to help Liverpool qualify for a top four spot, whilst also indicating that ex-Blues’ forward Daniel Sturridge also convinced him to move to Merseyside. He said: “The most important thing is for me to be professional about it and I’m here to do a job for the club. The target is to get into the top four and for the club to compete in the Champions League – that’s why I am here.

“I spoke to Daniel Sturridge and he wanted me to come here. He said I’d love it here, but he didn’t need to say much.”

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