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.