Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge feels Nigeria international Victor Moses has failed to live up to expectations since joining Liverpool on loan from Chelsea last year.
Aldridge has even suggested that it would actually be in everybody’s best interests if the loan agreement between the Merseyside club and Chelsea was cancelled.
“I don’t know whether Chelsea would agree to take him back as they’ve got a big squad but it might be in everyone’s best interests if the loan is cancelled,” Aldridge wrote in his column this week.
“If Moses wants to stay at Liverpool until the end of the season then he needs to buck his ideas up. He’s in a precarious position. He needs to realise that and start fighting for a shirt,” added Aldridge.
Moses has breached the opposition defence just once since he joined Liverpool last September and that goal was scored in his debut fixture against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.
Aldridge feels that Moses is squandering a glorious opportunity and he can’t quite put his finger on why the Nigerian has not thrived at Anfield.
“Victor Moses was handed a big opportunity when Brendan Rodgers brought him to Liverpool FC from Chelsea last summer,” Aldridge told the Liverpool Echo.
“Not many players get the chance to go out on loan to a bigger club but I don’t think he realises how lucky he is. When Moses arrived I thought he would be a decent acquisition. He did very well for Wigan and did okay during his first year at Chelsea.
“He talked about wanting to nail down a place at Anfield but to achieve that you need to deliver on the pitch and he hasn’t done that. He has let himself down,” added the former Liverpool striker.
Moroccan midfielder Oussama Assaidi was loaned to Stoke City when Moses was signed for Liverpool.
During his brief spell at Stoke Assaidi has scored four goals in 16 appearances for the club.
He has also contributed to the team effort with two valuable assists in cup competitions. Aldridge thinks letting him go might have been somewhat misguided.