Adam Lallana has backed misfiring Liverpool stirker Rickie Lambert to rediscover his best form, and score the goals to fire the Reds back up the Premier League table.
Lambert is yet to score for his boyhood club since completing a £4million switch from Southampton in the summer.
He has started just three matches for the Reds, of which only one has come in the Premier League.
But Lallana – who was a teammate of Lambert at Southampton – believes it is only a matter of time before the England international rediscovers his goal scoring touch.
“I speak to Rickie a lot and I’ve had the privilege of playing with him for the last four or five years,” he told talkSPORT. “We knew it was never going to be easy moving clubs. We’ve come to a team that people expect a lot from.
“We can assure you we’re working hard all the time and, when Rickie gets his chance, I’m sure he’s going to take it. There is a goal or two around the corner for him.
“It’s the same with any striker, you want to be on the pitch as much as possible. When you’re not, people start to judge you on scoring goals but it’s hard when you get 10 minutes here and 15 minutes there.
“Sometimes it’s tough to be sharp enough straight away. He’s used to playing week in and week out.
“He’s a massive asset for Liverpool and he’s got a lot to give still.”