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Victor Moses Joins Liverpool

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After confirming the signings of defenders Mamadou Sakho from Paris Saint-Germain and Tiago Ilori from Sporting Lisbon, Liverpool have secured the season-long loan signing of Chelsea's Victor Moses.

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Victor Moses was one of a trio of young men sat in the stands as Liverpool secured a dogged victory against rivals Manchester United. Initial reports suggested that a £2M loan fee was demanded by Chelsea with no option to secure the player permanently, but a compromise deal has been agreed of £1M upfront with no permanent purchase option. Chelsea would probably desire to keep the player if he enjoys a stunning season at Liverpool and in the event that a permanent option is sought by other parties, Chelsea can bargain for a better deal.

Chelsea signed Andre Schurrle and Willian leaving not much space for the Nigerian international while Liverpool let two wingers go in Oussama Assaidi and Stewart Downing. This meant that both sides had much to gain from agreeing a deal and reinforcements in the wide attacking positions was necessary for Liverpool. As talented as Jordon Ibe and Raheem Sterling are, just having those players on the bench against Premier League rivals indicates a lack of attacking depth in the squad.

Moses can fill a number of attacking positions but played primarily on the right for Chelsea last season, with some intermittent appearances on the left. That versatility will serve Liverpool this season and if we continue to lament the lack of a permanent option come May, it means that Victor Moses would have been a success at Liverpool.

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