Rickie Lambert a massive asset for Liverpool, says Adam Lallana
Adam Lallana backs Rickie Lambert to shine for Liverpool
Adam Lallana has described Rickie Lambert as a “massive asset” for Liverpool.
The 32-year-old striker has found his first-team opportunities limited at Anfield since a £4m move from Southampton in the summer transfer window.
Sometimes it’s tough to be sharp enough straight away. He’s used to playing week in and week out
But Lallana, who followed Lambert to the Merseyside club, is confident that the Reds will see the best of the former Bristol Rovers man.
“I speak to Rickie a lot and I’ve had the privilege of playing with him for the last four or five years,” Lallana told talkSPORT.
“We knew it was never going to be easy moving clubs. We’ve come to a team that people expect a lot from.
“We can assure you we’re working hard all the time and, when Rickie gets his chance, I’m sure he’s going to take it. There is a goal or two around the corner for him.
“It’s the same with any striker, you want to be on the pitch as much as possible. When you’re not, people start to judge you on scoring goals but it’s hard when you get 10 minutes here and 15 minutes there.
“Sometimes it’s tough to be sharp enough straight away. He’s used to playing week in and week out.
“He’s a massive asset for Liverpool and he’s got a lot to give still.”
Lambert is yet to open his Liverpool account after 12 appearances in all competitions.