Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has downplayed claims of a rift between the Anfield club and Chelsea concerning the condition of of Nigeria international, Victor Moses.
Reports suggest Moses could be heading back to Stamford Bridge after a disappointing spell at Liverpool, but Rodgers says he is “happy” keeping the Super Eagles player.
“Of course, he (Moses) wants to play more, but he’s learning like he has at Chelsea, the demands of being at a big club,” Rodgers said in his pre-game presser.
“I’m delighted to have him here and I’m sure over the course of his time here he’ll show the talent that he is.”
Moses became the subject of criticism from an ex-Reds striker John Aldridge this week. Aldridge, reviewing Liverpool players’ performance during the 2-0 win over Oldham in last week’s FA Cup third-round tie, said the Nigerian either “lacks confidence” or is “unhappy”.
Chelsea have also been said to be unhappy with Moses’ lack of playing time under Rodgers.
The Liverpool boss added: “I was surprised to see that report. I have regular dialogue with Chelsea. I saw Eddie Newton before the game.
“We speak regularly on Victor’s development. Victor’s talent hasn’t gone away, he’s very happy here.”
The 23-year-old winger opened his Liverpool account in his debut against Swansea in September and has since not scored for the Merseyside outfit in 15 appearances.