On-loan Liverpool winger Victor Moses still targeting 20 goals this season despite notching just one goal and slipping out of staring line-up

The Nigerian international scored on his Reds debut but has made his last three appearances from the bench

On-loan Liverpool forward Victor Moses set himself an ambitious 20-goal target for the current season and he is still hopeful he can come close to delivering.

The Nigeria international scored on his debut for the Reds against Swansea in September soon after completing his temporary move from Chelsea.

He has not scored again in a further eight games and with his last three appearances coming as a substitute he needs to get himself back in the side if he is to have a chance of getting close to his projected goal tally.

That is even more significant considering Liverpool have only league matches to play until the FA Cup begins for them in January.

"I just want to score goals. I wanted to score around 20 goals this season," said the 22-year-old, whose best scoring run was last season when he got 12 while playing league, European and Africa Cup of Nations matches.

"We've still got lots of games to go so hopefully I can get up to that target.

"I think I've got the ability to do that so I'm looking forward to every game.

"When I first came, I was starting. Now, the manager has got a different view and he wants to mix things around a little bit.

"I just have to be patient until my time comes. I'll kick on from there and help the team."

Liverpool, as a side, are averaging two goals per game with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge having registered nine apiece already.

However, the pair cannot be expected to shoulder the burden on their own and contributions need to come from elsewhere within the team.

"We can score more goals because we have got two prolific strikers," Moses told LFC TV.

"We can score two or three goals in every game because we have got enough quality players to do that.

"We've been doing well so far, we just want to keep working hard in training and the games to score as many as we can.

"We've got enough quality players to win games this season. Everyone is working hard together as a team. That's what we need. We've got a good keeper as well, who has been helping us.

"We just hope everyone is fit for every game that we play. Hopefully we can win as many games as we can to stay in the top four."

Moses has found himself playing both out wide and centrally behind the striker under manager Brendan Rodgers.

Having lost his place in the starting line-up the forward, named Nigerian player of the year this week, is happy to play wherever and whenever he can.

"Wherever the manager is willing to play me, I'm excited to play there," he added.

"I can play out wide, as a striker or anywhere up front, as long as the manager puts me in there to play. I'm ready to do the job for the team.

"I'm enjoying it here, it's a massive club. We're doing well at the moment; we just want to keep the momentum going.

"I want to keep working hard in training and doing what I'm good at, which is working hard for the team."

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