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Staying At Chelsea Would Have Damaged My Career, Says Loaned-Out Youngster

by Bernard Thompson

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Victor Moses

Winger has moved to Merseyside for the 2013/14 campaign. 

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Midfield player Victor Moses says that he decided to leave Chelsea to join Liverpool on a season-long loan as he was worried that staying at Stamford Bridge this campaign would damage his career, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

The Nigeria international made the surprise loan switch from Stamford Bridge to Anfield on transfer deadline day, just a year after his dream move to the west London club from Wigan Athletic.

The 22-year-old was signed by the Blues last August on a five-year deal for a fee of £10 million by previous head coach Roberto Di Matteo and in his debut campaign in the capital, the exciting wide man appeared in 43 matches in total in all competitions for the club, scoring an impressive 10 goals in the process, though he only managed one strike in his 23 Premier League outings.

However, with Jose Mourinho having now returned to the Bridge this summer for a second spell in charge of Chelsea, Moses was told by the Portuguese that he can stay and fight for his place in the first team this season if he wanted, but the ‘Special One’ could not guarantee him regular playing time in the capital.

“Not playing games can really damage your career,” said Moses.

“The move to Chelsea was a massive step for me. I just wanted to go there, express myself and enjoy my football. It was a dream for me – but I want to keep strong and keep working hard at what I do.

“As a young footballer coming up, I just want to play games.”

Moses added that the lure of playing for a big club like Liverpool was another factor behind his decision to move.

“Liverpool is a massive club and I just want to enjoy my football out on the pitch and try to help my team-mates,” he said.

“It is the right opportunity for me. It’s definitely the right move – this is a massive club, with all the history.”

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