Rodgers: Pressure off Lambert

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists there is no pressure on striker Rickie Lambert despite not scoring a goal during pre-season.

Last Updated: 11/08/14 at 21:34 Post Comment

Rickie Lambert: Will be a success at Liverpool, says Rodgers

Rickie Lambert: Will be a success at Liverpool, says Rodgers

The 32-year old England international joined Liverpool from Southampton this summer and has so far failed to find the net in any of the club's pre-season friendlies.

But Rodgers insists Lambert - a lifelong Liverpool fan - will be a success at the club.

Rodgers told Sky Sports News: “Don’t put pressure on Rickie Lambert to get goals, Rickie Lambert has been brought in here to be a very valuable member of our squad.

“He has proven it all his career. He has got goals at whatever level he has played at.

“He came on for internationals and he gets goals, with Southampton for the past couple of seasons he gets goals.

”So there is no need for him to be under any pressure, he needs to come in at 32 years of age and contribute to the history of this club.

“He’s a big supporter of this club, he is past that now, he is here to do a job. I trust him to do the job and he will do a great job for us.”  

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

still can't see the Phil Jones thing that some people go on about. Whenever I watch him play it's a repeat of headless chicken meets a gurning Bambi on ice for 90 minutes.

diabolicaldiaby
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

P

robably the first list I've come across in a long time where I agree with a large majority of what was written. Can't agree with everything though, Zaba has had an awful season by his standards, I'd put Monreal (a player who I've never rated) up there, gotta give credit where it's due, he's really stepped up his game.

scroteymcbooger
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

S

ome top analysis here..... UNITED WOULD BE TOP IF IT WEREN'T FOR ALL THEM GAMES THEY LOST

benvo81
United Progress Stifled By Bottom-Half Record

Footer 365

Jack Wilshere: Second would signal Arsenal's title intent

Jack Wilshere says finishing second would serve notice that Arsenal are ready to challenge for next season's Premier League.

Arsene Wenger only wants to bring 'world-class' players to Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has revealed he is only looking to add “top, world-class players” to his Arsenal squad this summer.

Chelsea are the example to other clubs, says Gary Neville

Other Premier League clubs should take Chelsea's lead if they are to be more successful, says Gary Neville.

Mail Box

How Is Coutinho Rated Above Cazorla?

We have a mailbox packed full of views on Santi Cazorla, what Arsenal and United need this summer, the idiocy of St Totteringham's Day and rather a lot more...

Arsenal Need Three. These Three...

One mailboxer has the realistic answers to Arsenal's summer transfer needs. We also have plenty more on Newcastle fans, handballs, Chelsea selling and Johnny...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company