Raheem Sterling
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Anfield new boy Rickie Lambert gives his verdict on two of Liverpool's star players Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge.

Lambert arrived at Anfield as Brendan Rodgers' first summer signing, and joined the team for their pre-season tour to the USA. The striker has played in most of the games, and has impressed the Reds boss with his performances.

The former Southampton striker has been impressed with what he has seen of the Liverpool players and has heaped praise on Liverpool and England's newest rising star Sterling. The 19-year-old forward impressed for Liverpool during last season, earning himself a call-up to the senior England squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

"I've been really impressed by Razza on this trip and if he keeps on progressing the way he has done over the past year or two he's going to have an unbelievable season," Lambert said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

"I don't want to put pressure on him but I think he can handle anything that comes his way. He's a top lad as well."

"Nothing fazes him and that's full credit to the management. The manager has created an environment for the young kids to go and thrive and you can see the benefits of that," the English striker added.

Lambert then shifted his attention to Sturridge, who has now taken the mantle of Liverpool's main striker after the departure of Luis Suarez.

The former Chelsea and Manchester City striker has been a revelation since his move to Anfield, and had an impressive 2013-14 campaign scoring over 20 goals in the league.

The two strikers know each other from their time with the Three Lions squad, and Lambert is excited at the prospect of playing alongside such a talented striker. They have already built a great understanding during the club's pre-season tour.

"We played and trained a bit together with England so I kind of know Daniel's game," Lambert continued.

"I'm learning more and more about him each day. He's a special player and has got so much about his game."

"He's a top player and it makes my job a lot easier playing with someone as good as that," the England international concluded.