Rickie Lambert targeting honours at Liverpool

Lambert wants to make his mark on Liverpool history

Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert is targeting trophies with the club after his emotional move from Southampton.

In an interview with the club's official website, Lambert spoke about the last time the Reds won a trophy - a League Cup triumph on penalties over Cardiff City in the final in 2012.

He said: "Everyone's ambition here is to win a trophy this season. We're trying to win every trophy, but we're definitely trying to bring home at least one. It starts in the League Cup tonight and we'll be trying to win it.

"I was at Wembley watching the final. I managed to get a ticket and go down there. It was a very good day.

"Over the years, the club has become used to bringing trophies in, but it had been a while before the last one. Hopefully it's not going to be too long before we bring the next trophy in. Hopefully there's more to come."

The Reds are targeting a ninth League Cup triumph and are the record holders when it comes to League Cup victories.

Manager Brendan Rodgers is targeting a trophy this season and although you can expect him to make several chances for this competition in order to freshen up his squad, the Reds' boss will be taking things very seriously.

Lambert is tipped to make his first start after making the £4 million switch from Southampton. So far he has only been used from the bench this season in order to change games with Daniel Sturridge, Fabio Borini and Mario Balotelli all starting games ahead of the 32-year-old so far this term.

With one big name in Manchester United already out of the competition, and the surprises that cup football can throw up, Liverpool will fancy their chances in this competition. However, they must be aware of the surprise factor themselves.

Lambert is wary of the threat that tonight's opponents, Middlesbrough, possess adding: 

"We've got to start well tonight. We have to start the way Liverpool should start - the way we're renowned for starting. If we do that, we'll give anyone a good game.

"If we don't, if we start off poorly, then Middlesbrough will punish us. We totally understand this and we've got full respect for them. But we've got to focus on ourselves now and perform the way we know we can perform."

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