Chelsea winger challenged to earn huge summer move

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has told the Telegraph that Victor Moses is desperate to stay with a top side on a long-term basis, refusing to rule out the possibility of a permanent switch from Chelsea to Anfield this summer.

Moses joined the Reds on a season-long loan deal with first-team opportunities limited at Stamford Bridge, but despite a strong start has failed to stamp his authority on the Liverpool starting XI with any conviction.

The 23-year-old impressed in his latest showing for Liverpool last weekend though, breaking the deadlock in a tricky FA Cup tie at Bournemouth that the Reds eventually went on to win 2-0.

Rodgers refused to commit to making a permanent move for the Nigerian international this summer but did insist Moses has the desire and quality to remain at a big club, even if it means looking beyond Liverpool or Chelsea for a new home next season.

He told The Telegraph: "For Victor it is very simple. He wants to remain at a big club, whether it is Chelsea or Liverpool.

"There is no bigger motivation than that. When you sample the life of the big institutions like Liverpool then there’s not many that want to leave."

Moses has now scored twice in 16 appearances for Liverpool this season, statistics that have not proved to dislodge Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge or Raheem Sterling in an advanced positions for much of the campaign.

Chelsea's loan ranger still has time to impress Rodgers though, starting with an impact in tomorrow night's Merseyside derby at Anfield.

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