Lambert comments on where Liverpool are 'desperate' for success

Rickie Lambert has commented on the importance of the Europa League and the desire at Liverpool to win a trophy.

Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert has told the Liverpool Echo the team are desperate to win something this season.

Lambert has suggested that the Reds will be going all out to put silverware in the trophy cabinet and give fans something to shout about over the summer.

Lambert has also stressed the importance of the Europa League, with the winners of the competition guaranteed a place in the Champions League for next season.

“There is more prestige with a Champions League spot up for grabs. We’re trying to get into the top four, but we’re also desperate to win a trophy,” said Lambert.

“If it’s not going to be both the FA Cup and Europa League then we’ll be trying for either one of them.”

Liverpool take on Besiktas tomorrow in the first leg of their Europa League tie in a match which appears to be very difficult to call.

The Reds underperformed in the Champions League earlier this season and there should be a determination within the squad to react in the right manner.

Besiktas are a very experienced European team and Brendan Rodgers will be keen for his players to take an advantage forward into the second leg.

That could prompt him to play his best possible side for the match before making changes for the second game in Turkey next week.

Liverpool are facing a similar problem to Tottenham in the respect of whether to prioritise the Premier League or the Europa League over the rest of the season.

A trophy would be physical proof of the hard work put in by the side, but the league arguably offers a safer chance of getting into the Champions League for next season.

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