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Following the loan move from Chelsea, there has been mixed impressions from Liverpool fans with split opinions from what Victor Moses can bring to the side.  Although it is still very early days having only played five games for the reds, the Nigerian international did enough at Wigan to catch the eye of the likes of Chelsea who signed him in August 2012.

Moses’ blistering pace is something that separates him from many wingers in the premier league today, his ability to get past defenders at ease is something he thrives upon regarding he has space in front of him to run into.

Coming from just one goal in limited opportunities for the Blues, he came to Liverpool with many fans questioning his ability to fulfill his potential in his current role he is playing in, although there is no doubt in the caliber of the player who is currently rated at £15M.

The question is how could he fit into Brendan Rodgers new system of 3-5-2 having seen the success of the new partnership between Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

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Moses has recently been fitted behind Sturridge and Suarez and given a role that allows him to be the link between the deeper midfield of Steven Gerrard and Lucas, this is the more attacking midfield role that would usually be occupied by the likes of Philippe Coutinho when he returns from injury. The aim for this is to allow Moses with the freedom to help the wing-backs to push forward to supply Sturridge and Suarez.

However Moses is showing signs that he could be uncomfortable in this role as it isn’t his familiar position.

This leads to the obvious question of; Why take a prolific winger on loan if there isn’t really going to be much use for him?

The answer is simple, with Allen injured and Lucas out with suspension, will we eventually see Rodgers playing Moses in a 3-5-2 formation in his more favorable position as a sole winger? Either way, it is an opportunity for Moses to show his worth before the return of highly rated midfielder Coutinho.

The Likelihood is that once Coutinho is back fully fit, Moses will be used as an impact player as opposed to a first team starter.