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Liverpool boss tried to bring Moses to Chelsea at 16

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Moses got to work with Rodgers eventually. (©GettyImages)
Moses got to work with Rodgers eventually. (©GettyImages).

Liverpool's on-loan Chelsea forward Victor Moses could have joined the Blues when he was aged just 16, and Brendan Rodgers was the man who attempted to bring him Stamford Bridge.

Moses signed for Chelsea from Wigan in the summer transfer window of 2012 but, after only a season with the club, was sent out on loan to Liverpool in order to gain more regular football.

Rodgers had been a fan of the Nigeria international for some time and, as Moses revealed, the Liverpool manager had tried and failed to sign him for Chelsea while he was on the books of Crystal Palace.

The Northern Irishman was in charge of Chelsea's academy at the time and offered the teenage Moses the opportunity to join the club, only for the offer to be rejected by the player, now aged 22.

It was a decision which appears to have paid off for Moses who has been able to get the best of both worlds, having eventually signed for Chelsea and also be afforded the chance to work under Rodgers at Anfield.

"I spoke to him when I was 16 and he wanted me to come to Chelsea, so I trained with the club for a bit and he was impressed," Moses told KICK OFF Magazine.

"I went back home after the training period, had a little think about it and thought I'd get a bigger chance to play and develop at Palace. So I rang him up and said I was sorry, but that I decided not to join them, and that I wanted to build my career from Palace.

"It's great actually that I eventually move to Liverpool and he's the manager here and I get the chance to work under him."

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