Victor Moses believes his career would have been under threat had he not completed his season long loan move to Liverpool from Chelsea.
The former Crystal Palace and Wigan Athletic star was one of three signings made by Brendan Rodgers on transfer deadline day, arriving at Anfield alongside defenders Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori.
Just 12 of Moses' 28 starts last season came in the Premier League, prompting Jose Mourinho to allow the 22-year-old to leave on loan following the arrivals of Willian and Andre Schurrle, who will contest for a starting berth in the already crowded attacking midfield department.
The Nigerian international is almost certain to be gifted more opportunities this season under Brendan Rodgers and has stressed how detrimental a lack of playing time may have proved to be, a likely scenario had he stayed at Stamford Bridge.
"As a young football coming up, I just want to play games," Moses told Liverpool's official website.
"Not playing can really damage your career.
"Liverpool is a massive club and I just want to enjoy my football and try to help my teammates. The move to Chelsea was a massive step for me. I just wanted to go there, express myself and enjoy my football.
"Coming to Liverpool is another step for me."
Although Liverpool have no apparent option to buy Moses on a permanent basis at the end of the season, former Reds player John Aldridge believes the forward will not want to return to west London having spent the campaign on Merseyside.
"Moses has come to Anfield with a point to prove after not getting gamer time at Stamford Bridge," Aldridge wrote in the Liverpool Echo.
"Moses has actually gone out on loan to a bigger club which doesn't happen often in football. I'm sure sitting and watching Liverpool beat Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday will have put fire in his belly.
"The Nigeria international will be relishing the prospect of pulling on the shirt and playing in that kind of atmosphere. Moses will fit in well with the way we play and I don't think he will want to go back to Chelsea next summer."