Mario Balotelli’s injury has allowed Rickie Lambert to get his due chances for Liverpool, and he seems to be taking them.
The England international striker started Sunday’s Premier League game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park and scored after just two minutes.
The £4 million summer signing from Southampton started this evening’s Champions League encounter against Ludogorets Razgrad in Sofia, and once again he found the target early on.
Lambert scored with a simple header from close range in what was his first goal in Europe’s premier club competition.
The 32-year-old has now scored in the Premier League, Championship, League One, League Two and the Champions League, as well as for England, leading his former Southampton teammate Billy Sharp, who is now at Leeds United, to sing his praises.
“Congrats to LAMBO on his 1st premier league goal for Liverpool and his 1st ever champions league goal mission complete ,he's now scored in league 2 ,league 1 ,championship,premier league,champions league and for his country ENGLAND unbelievable,” the 21-year-old wrote on Sportlobster.com.
Not many will claim Lambert to be one of the best strikers in England, but the former Bristol Rovers star is certainly getting the goals for Liverpool at the moment.