It seemed like a more realistic target when he scored on his Liverpool debut back in September, but on-loan Chelsea winger Victor Moses is sticking to his guns – he wants 20 goals in a Red shirt this year.
The attacker, who was just recently named Nigerian Footballer of the Year and is a nominee for the BBC African Footballer of the Year, moved to Merseyside during the summer after seeing his chances of first team football in London wilt under returning manager Jose Mourinho; despite not finding as much playing time as expected with a fit again Philippe Coutinho keeping him out of the starting eleven, Moses is still hopeful that his target is obtainable. First off, and more importantly, he needs to get himself back into Brendan Rodgers first team plans.
“When I first came, I was starting. Now, the manager has got a different view and he wants to mix things around a little bit,” said the Nigerian, who despite feeling frustrated on the bench, has refused to have a go at the manager. “I just have to be patient until my time comes. I’ll kick on from there and help the team.” Liverpool travel to the KC Stadium for a meeting with Hull City this weekend and will be looking to get back to winning ways after a thrilling 3-3 draw with cross-town rivals Everton last time out – a match in which Moses came within inches of scoring the winner in the dying minutes.
Some favourable results around the Premier League kept Liverpool in second place after only picking up a point last weekend, but the Reds will have to keep pace if they want to stay in the Champions League places. “We’ve got enough quality players to win games this season. Everyone is working hard together as a team” said Moses who also talked about taking some of the goal scoring burden off Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. “I just want to score goals. I wanted to score around 20 goals this season,” said the winger. “We’ve still got lots of games to go so hopefully I can get up to that target.”