Date: 27th October 2013 at 10:39am
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Victor Moses was the one change made by Brendan Rodgers in Saturday’s 4-1 hammering of West Brom from the team that started against Newcastle in the previous game. Lucas came into the side on Saturday in place of Moses.

Rodgers opted to replace Moses with Jordan Henderson who had been previously used in a more deeper role. This time round we saw Henderson being asked to play in the number 10 role which he did very well in.

Rodgers was asked after the West Brom game why Moses was dropped and the Liverpool manager told ITV, “Moses has obviously done very well for us since his arrival on loan from Chelsea. I only dropped him (from the team that beat WBA) for tactical reasons. He’s still very much part of the first team.”

I have been calling for Moses to be dropped for a while now, not because he is a bad player but because he is not bringing out his best being asked to play in the number 10 position. I am glad that Rodgers finally saw the light and dropped Moses from this position.

Henderson came in and linked up play very well between the midfield and the strikers, something Moses has been struggling to do. Moses is better suited playing wide on the left in a 4-3-3 formation and if Liverpool ever switch back to that formation then you will see how well Moses will play.

But for now hopefully Rodgers opts to leave Moses out of the number 10 position which he has been filling in for Coutinho since the Brazilian got injured. Coutinho is believed to be ready to face Arsenal on the weekend but judging from Henderson’s display against West Brom, Henderson is most likely to start against the Gunners.


18 responses to “Rodgers on why Victor Moses was dropped for West Brom game”

  1. Mosses is good at playing at left wing.

  2. Dean jones says:

    Moses is lazy,doesn’t track back & only plays for himself.Send him back to Chelsea ASAP,stunting IBE’S growth…

  3. akinwale akeem says:

    Seriously, i stil dont get the fuss about Henderson, he adds nothing tangible to the attack, he cant pass, he cant shoot. All he does is run around the pitch. IMO he is miles from being a top player

    • amit says:

      U r crap and if u r saying that henderson is not a good player now then stop watching football for god’s sake. look what he brings support to gerrard at back along with lucas and support in attack to suarez and sturridge he is asked to play simple balls and track the players not to score wonder goals which he is doing very well.

  4. al says:

    The people that don’t get Henderson are the people that don’t understand that it takes 11 players to make a team.

    Those 11 players need to have different attributes, you can’t a have a team full of Suarezs, it would lose every game.

    Henderson helps Rodgers implement his style of play by relentlessly pressing the other team high up the pitch, meaning that we win the ball back in more dangerous areas and put pressure on the opposition defence with Suarez and Sturridge. It’s a subtle way of adding to the attack, but it’s certainly there! He does need to add shots to his game of course, but he has time on his side.

    • akinwale akeem says:

      He does needs to add some basics to his game. Improve is pass accuracy and shot, without that he is no good player

    • Alan says:

      You’re right we need a hard worker in the team for balance. But we need a hard worker with much more talent with the ball than Jordan Henderson. He’s an average version of what we need.

  5. sulleyman says:

    Moses is a very good player, he can cut inside from the left wing very well…i tink Rodgers should give him that chance to play.

  6. Ime etang says:

    Liverpool should not worry about Moses, in just 8 months from now, he will return to stamford Bridge. Its then liverpool will recognise his value.

    • Femto says:

      I can’t help but wonder why Moses will be dropped. I know for sure that it will be difficult for him to get a starting berth @ Anfield. This is the kinda competition we’ve been lacking all year (especially last season).
      It is good that way but BR should learn to field his best players and use a formation that can accommodate them instead of favouring one position (defence) than the others.

  7. Jones says:

    This reminds me of Lucas, initially many criticised him, but he was backed by Rafa who brought him here, saying Lucas had a different role to play in the team where fans couldnt see. And he has now enstablished himself for seasons running.

  8. robert says:

    indeed it was a good substitute 4 brendan but victor shouldnt be left out as we go 4 arsen wenger

  9. Godwinliver says:

    all we need is win who care if u like mose 2much buy him to ure club he bench hem nd he win did u like mose more than win game???

  10. guy roskruge says:

    So wat if he got dropped?we did well without him didnt we?i didnt watch the game bcoz i was travelling bt i did get 2 see the goals.i wud love 2 see moses on the right wing n suarez on the left with danial striking and courtinho behind him

  11. Lofcash nice says:

    Am happi coutinho is back.

  12. olasco says:

    i prefer moses than sturridge in our first eleven especially in our attack

  13. Emele Basil says:

    Tank god coutiho s back,4get moses

  14. Alan says:

    Henderson is better in that position that Moses.

    But Henderson will never be top quality either. That’s why he’ll be benched when Coutinho is fit.