Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has hinted that he could pursue a permanent deal for Victor Moses if the winger continues to improve his performances in training.
The Chelsea loanee scored in the 2-0 FA Cup fourth round win over Bournemouth on Saturday as he featured for the first time since the third-round success against Oldham.
The 23-year-old has made 16 appearances this season, although many of those have come as a substitute as the former Wigan man has struggled to make a major impact at Anfield, sitting behind Raheem Sterling in the pecking order for a role on the flanks.
But Rodgers is now beginning to see an improvement in his summer signing and is hoping that the desire to star at the top level will inspire him to better things.
"For Victor it is very simple," Rodgers told various national newspapers.
"He wants to remain in a position that he will remain at a big club, whether it is Chelsea or Liverpool. There is no bigger motivation than that.
"In order to do that he needs to be performing day in day out in training.
"If he does really well for us there is a possibility we will want to have him permanently but ultimately it is Chelsea's decision because he is their player. And if he has done really well, then they will want to keep him.
"When you sample the life of the big institutions like Liverpool, then there's not many that want to leave.
"I have seen improvements in his training.
"If the top players are training nine or 10 out of 10 every day and you have players who are five or maybe six out of 10 every day, then they are not ready to train with them, never mind play games with them.
"So you have to get them up to the level."
For his own part, Moses is now hoping to use his first-half strike against the Cherries as a springboard to more goals for Rodgers' men.
"It was really important," he said.
"I know I haven't been myself for the past few weeks but I started and got a goal today.
"I just want to kick on from here and try to get a few more goals in the second half of the season. It's crucial for me and the club as well."
Liverpool - January transfer targets
Liverpool - January transfer targets
1/13 Yevhen Konoplyanka - Ukrainian international winger who impressed against England in recent World Cup qualifiers. Happy playing on either flank.
2/13 Javier Pastore - Very impressive and highly rated as a youngster, the Argentine international's career has stalled slightly since his £40m move to PSG. With the French club pursuing Juan Mata, a move to Liverpool could help Pastore get his career back on track and secure his World Cup place. For Liverpool it looks like they could secure some top quality reinforcement fairly reasonably.
3/13 Will Hughes - Derby's teenage midfielder has been consistently linked with a move to Anfield. However despite Brendan Rodgers' penchant for nurturing young talent, the Liverpool manager has so far denied he will be making a move.
Liverpool are interested in Derby midfielder Will Hughes
4/13 Michu - Last season's sensation has suffered slightly from second season syndrome but nevertheless he remains an excellent player. The Spaniard recently expressed an interest in playing at a higher level, could his signing help Liverpool secure a precious Champions League spot?
5/13 Hakan Calhanoglu - Hamburg's young star has also attracted the attention of Arsenal but with the London side packed with a surfeit of high-profile attacking midfielders, Liverpool might prove an easier place for the Turk to establish himself.
6/13 Danny Ings - With Rodgers looking to reinforce his SAS strike partnership, England U21 international Ings could be in line for a January move. The Burnley hitman has 12 league goals so far this season.
7/13 Jorginho - With Liverpool wanting to ease the strain on ageing skipper Steven Gerrard, Verona's Brazilian Jorginho could be the man to make the move to Anfield with a rumoured £15m transfer.
8/13 Claudio Marchisio - With Juventus' early Champions League exit meaning the midfielder could be on his way out in order to recoup some money, Liverpool could swoop to pick up a classy long term alternative for Gerrard.
9/13 Konstaninos Mitroglou - The Olympiakos striker's exploits this season have alerted not only Arsenal but also Liverpool to a possible January move. Would help take the strain off Suarez.
10/13 Ivan Rakitic - The Sevilla man may have a rather off-putting €40m release clause but that allegedly hasn't put off Liverpool who are still keen on the Croatian.
11/13 Salomon Rondon - Reportedly a Liverpool target when Suarez's exit from the club seemed inevitable, Rondon could be on his way out at Rubin Kazan and Liverpool may well renew their interest in the forward.
12/13 Ola Toivonen - The Swede is available on a free in the summer but Rodgers is said to be hopeful of taking him on loan before then. His versatility could prove handy at Anfield.
13/13 Kevin Volland - Liverpool are said to be one of five Premier League clubs after the young winger whose performances in the Bundesliga have impressed.