Liverpool summer signing refusing to leave unless kicked out

Liverpool ace Rickie Lambert has expressed his intention to stay at Anfield for as long as possible, Daily Star reports.

The England international has found it difficult to break into the first team with the Reds after his summer move from Southampton, having to usually be content with a spot on the bench.

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However Lambert managed to get Liverpool’s second goal in their 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday, striking the ball into the bottom corner to seal a victory with 11 minutes left on the clock.

“The way I feel, I’ve no intention of leaving Liverpool for as long as they want me,” he said.

“If they don’t want me then I will go somewhere else but as long as they do, I’m here to help in whatever way I can and if that’s coming on as sub and having an effect like that, then so be it.

“It’s definitely the best moment I’ve felt since I’ve been here. I’ve wanted to be more effective but it just hasn’t happened.

“That’s my best moment so far – definitely. To have an effect like that – brilliant.”

The strike was Lambert’s second league goal so far this season, however despite having to play second-fiddle for most of the campaign to misfiring forward Mario Balotelli, was delighted as he celebrated with the Reds faithful.

Manager Brendan Rodgers will be extremely satisfied with the result, which also saw Italian attacker Fabio Borini score his first Liverpool goal for 21 months and an under-fire Simon Mignolet making some decent saves in goal.