‘Liverpool’s loan swoop for Victor Moses is a canny piece of business’

Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson believes the Reds have pulled off a "canny piece of business" by signing Victor Moses on loan

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Victor Moses scored 10 goals for Chelsea last season Photo: The Sport Review

Mark Lawrenson believes Liverpool’s loan swoop for Chelsea’s Victor Moses will prove to be a “real canny piece of business”.

The Nigeria international agreed to join the Reds on a season-long loan switch on Monday after successfully completing a medical at the Merseyside outfit on Monday morning.

The 23-year-old still managed to score 10 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions last season despite being used largely as an impact substitute by the Blues.

And former Liverpool defender Lawrenson reckons Moses, who joined Chelsea in a £9m deal last summer, will bring out the best in his new Liverpool team-mates.

“The loan move for Victor Moses is a real canny piece of business. I don’t think Liverpool can lose. It’s a good pinch, but perhaps Chelsea don’t see Liverpool as their immediate rivals,” Lawrenson wrote in his Liverpool Daily Post column.

“Even if Moses only comes on for the final 20 minutes of some games, he has the pace to occupy defenders and go past them, and he can really stretch teams.

“He reminds me a little of Daniel Sturridge in terms of the way his career has gone. It looks as though Sturridge has smelt the coffee since moving to Liverpool, and you wonder if this might be the time for Moses to do likewise.

“The winger did well at Chelsea when he played, and his arrival can help bring more out of Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, Iago Aspas and even Philippe Coutinho.”

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