Chelsea forward Victor Moses admits he decided immediately to take the opportunity to join Liverpool on loan, having passed up the chance to work with Brendan Rodgers in the past.
Moses moved to Anfield in September on a season-long deal after it became clear that the Nigeria international would not be afforded regular first-team action under new manager Jose Mourinho.
The move to Liverpool represented a chance for Moses to join-up with Rodgers, who had attempted to recruit the player to Chelsea during his time working with the club's academy, only for the teenager to decline.
Moses was on the books of Crystal Palace at the time but resisted the temptation to move to Stamford Bridge in order to further his education by operating with the Eagles' senior squad.
The 22-year-old did, of course, eventually secure a transfer to Chelsea - joining from Wigan in 2012 - and he harbours ambitions of becoming a hit with the Blues following his time with Liverpool.
Moses' focus for now, though, remains making a mark during his stint with Liverpool, and he is thankful to finally be coached by a manger for who has a great deal of his respect and admiration.
"He’s a great manager to play under," Moses told reporters. "He’s very clear with the players. He knows what he wants us to do.
"There’s a winning mentality, but he also realises that if we are enjoying ourselves, we’re likely to do better. I’ve known him since I was 16 - when I was at Palace and he was at Chelsea.
"He really wanted me to go there. I said no a few times. I thought Palace was the best place for me at that time. But he never forgot about me.
"I was delighted when he came in for me again. There were a few clubs interesting in taking me, but when I heard about Liverpool, my decision was made straightaway."
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