Having moved to his boyhood club Liverpool over the summer Rickie Lambert has admitted he has made a mistake in his attitude towards the move, the Daily
The 32-year-old has made ten appearances since making the £4m switch to Anfield and in a rare start grabbed his first goal for the club during their 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at the weekend.
He has only been used from the off four times this season despite the injuries keeping Daniel Sturridge out the team – often finding himself behind out of sorts Mario Balotelli in the pecking order.
However he is the only current fit senior striker to register a league goal for the Reds so far, but Lambert has said he has no one to blame but himself for his nightmare start to life at Liverpool.
He said: “When I came here mentally I probably let myself think that I wasn’t going to start every game which I shouldn’t have done really.
“Whoever was in the squad, I should have been thinking that I want to be the first-choice striker whether I was up against the best strikers in the world or not.
“I let myself think that I was going to be back-up when I first came into the club but after a few games I realised I am not used to that. I am used to playing, so it was hard.”
Lambert also revealed that he has questioned himself whether or not he is the right quality of player to be at the club he played for and supported as a boy.
But those issues are behind him and he feels he is in the right place and ready to be a big part of Brendan Rodgers plans – especially as the club looks to recover from their poor start to the season.
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