Liverpool’s Victor Moses eyes ‘important’ Merseyside derby
Liverpool forward Victor Moses admits the Merseyside derby is an important game in their bid to finish in the top four
Victor Moses admits Liverpool are facing an “important” Merseyside derby as the Reds bid to finish in the top four this season.
The Reds are currently in fourth place and a point ahead of local rivals Everton in the Premier League, with the Toffees set to make the short trip to Anfield on Tuesday night.
If we can get three points against Everton, it will be key for us
Moses was on the score sheet as the Reds edged to a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday, but the Nigerian is unsure whether his FA Cup performance was good enough to cement a starting spot against Everton.
“It’s going to be a massive derby for us. We’re looking forward to it, we know how important the game is for us at the moment,” Moses told Liverpool’s website.
“We just want to keep working hard together as a team and hopefully, if we can get three points against Everton, it will be key for us.
“It’s up to the manager to pick his own players. I just want to keep on working hard in training and hopefully play as many games as I can.”
Moses admitted that he hasn’t been performing at his normal level in recent weeks after being hauled off at half-time during Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Oldham Athletic earlier this month.
“It was really important; I know I haven’t been myself for the past few weeks,” Moses said.
“But I started and got a goal today. I just want to kick on from here and try to get a few more goals in the second half of the season. It’s crucial for me and the club as well.
“We knew it wasn’t going to be an easy game for us. They were a good side. But we came here to make it difficult for them, and we got the early goal.
“In the second half, we came out with more belief in the talent that we’ve got. We got the second goal and that was game over for them.”