The English duo swapped the Saints for the Reds over the summer for a combined fee of close to £30m, and have both endured tricky starts to their Anfield careers.
While Lallana has impressed in fits and starts – he netted his second goal for the Merseysiders against Leicester City – Lambert’s spell has been less fruitful, with the 32-year-old striker having struggled for game time.
But with Mario Balotelli having been out injured during Liverpool’s last three games, the burly forward has been handed his long-awaited chance, to which he has responded with two goals.
Although some had suggested that Lambert would never truly fit in at his new club, Lallana says that he never doubted his long-term team-mate:
“He has been brilliant for us in the last four games, coming into the team.” He is quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
“He has contributed in every game with a goal or assist. He has worked hard for this moment and his run of games; I always knew he was going to turn the corner, and I’m delighted for him and the team.”