Liverpool lining up loan move for Moses

Liverpool are lining up a season long loan move for Chelsea winger Victor Moses.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, who has led his side to their best Premier League start in 5 years, wants to add a left winger to his ranks and has identified the former Wigan man to as a potential target.

Moses has been told he can leave Stamford Bridge however the club are not willing to sanction an outright sale and instead will allow the Nigerian International to gain regular first team football with a loan move.

The capture of Brazilian winger Willian has pushed Moses, along with Juan Mata, down the pecking order. Willian completed his move to Chelsea today for a reported £30 million and with Eden Hazard, Oscar and Andre Schurrle on the books Jose Mourinho is set to let one or two of his stars move on loan.

Mata has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Manchester United although if he does leave it would more than likely mean a return to Spain with Atletico Madrid also keen on the Spanish star.

Moses meanwhile was linked with Liverpool’s city rivals Everton during the summer and is the most likely member of Mourinho’s squad to move before the close of the of the transfer window.

That has alerted Liverpool and while they are not willing to match the £2 million loan or the £55,000 a week wage they are hoping that the relationship between Rodgers and Mourinho can lead to be a deal being agreed.

Rodgers is on the look-out for a left winger as he wants to move to Philippe Coutinho into a more central play-maker role. The young Brazilian has impressed greatly since moving to Anfield but has been playing out left in Rodgers preferred 4-3-3- system.

Moses, who has yet to feature under Mourinho, shone during Chelsea’s run to the Europa League final scoring 4 goals in 6 appearances. He failed to make an impact in the Premier League however managing 1 goal and 1 assist in 23 games (12 starts).

The 22 year old, named in the Chelsea squad that travelled to Manchester for the clash with United, was linked with a move to Liverpool prior to moving to Chelsea last summer in a re-ported £10 million deal but it looks like he could yet end up on Merseyside with talks between set to commence shortly.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.