Rickie Lambert offers his thoughts on Liverpool new boys Divock Origi and Danny Ings

Rickie Lambert

Danny Ings and Divock Origi have been part of their first pre-season tour with Liverpool, and Rickie Lambert has had a close look at them.

Liverpool forward Rickie Lambert has told the club website that he has been impressed by the impact new strikers Divock Origi and Danny Ings have made during pre-season.

Origi has arrived at Anfield having been signed a year earlier, but was allowed to spend an extra season on loan at Lille as part of the deal, while Ings has joined from Burnley after his contract expired at Turf Moor. 

Both of them have managed to get their first goal in a red shirt, and Lambert has given his views to the official Liverpool website on the pair, saying: "Two young lads who have come into a massive club and obviously it's a shock, especially on these trips, seeing the amount of fans that Liverpool can actually attract.

"To handle it the way they have handled it and get the most important goal, they have done very well. The goal is going to relax them a little bit now. I wish them nothing but success in the future."

Lambert's future, however, seems to be lying away from Anfield after the club confirmed the signing of Christian Benteke from Aston Villa yesterday.

That trio, along with Daniel Sturridge, should be sufficient firepower for the Reds going forward, and given the limited opportunities Lambert had for Liverpool last season - with the side playing without a recognised striker at times - he is likely to get more opportunities if he moves on this summer. 

The early signs for Origi and Ings are promising, however. It's just a case of whether they can take their impressive flashes of form from pre-season into the competitive games, and do it on a consistent basis.

It looks as if competition for places is going to be pretty fierce at Anfield this season given the transfer activity that has taken place. 

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