Adam Lallana comments on 'one of only positives' from Crystal Palace display

Rickie Lambert managed to get his first goal for the club on what was an otherwise forgettable afternoon for Liverpool at Selhurst Park.

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana said there was only really one positive that came out of the Reds' 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park yesterday.

The Reds took an early lead in the game before pressing the self-destruct button yesterday when Rickie Lambert put Liverpool in front after 90 seconds. 

It was Lambert's first goal for his boyhood club after he signed from Southampton for £4 million in the summer, and it came at a time when the forwards at the club were coming under increasing criticism for not getting amongst the goals more. 

Lallana told the Liverpool website after yesterday's defeat: "The big man has worked so hard. Considering he has not had too much game time, it's always difficult when you're a striker - when you don't score, you don't get that confidence.

"But I thought he was probably one of the only positives and he looked great. Hopefully there will be more goals to come.

"Every player wants to get off the mark when you join a new club. I think there's only going to be good things to come from Rickie."

It could be a big positive in terms of their goalscoring and if they can create more chances. It's a big weight lifted off the shoulders of Lambert, and the Liverpool fans and players will be hoping for some substantial run of goalscoring form - especially following on from comments made by Brendan Rodgers saying Lambert is likely to play more often over the coming weeks.

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