Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has urged Victor Moses to up his performance level to earn a permanent move.
The Nigerian winger is currently on loan at Anfield from Chelsea, and has endured a difficult spell on Merseyside so far.
Despite having made an instant impact upon his arrival, Moses has slipped behind the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling in the pecking order for a starting berth.
The 23-year-old was handed a rare start during Saturday’s FA Cup win over Bournemouth, and repaid his manager’s faith in him by netting the opening goal.
Rodgers says that he has been impressed by Moses, and told him to keep on improving if he wants a future at Liverpool or Chelsea:
“For Victor, it is very simple. He wants to remain in a position that he will remain at a big club, whether it is Chelsea or Liverpool. There is no bigger motivation than that.” He is quoted by The Mirror.
“In order to do that, he needs to be performing day in day out in training. if he does really well for us there is a possibility we will want to have him permanently, but ultimately it is Chelsea’s decision because he is their player.
“And if he has done really well then they will want to keep him. So there’s every motivation. When you sample the life of the big institutions like Liverpool then there’s not many that want to leave.
“I have seen improvements in his training. That is the big part of it for me: How he plays well on a daily basis. Because if the top players are training 9 or 10 out of 10 every day and you have players who are five or maybe six out of 10 every day, then they are not ready to train with them (the top players) never mind play games with them.”
Moses had become a bit part player at Chelsea before sealing a temporary move to Liverpool at the end of the summer transfer window.