England striker Rickie Lambert has vowed to work harder than ever to ensure he makes the most of his dream move to Liverpool.
The 32-year-old completed a switch to Anfield, where he previously served as a trainee, from Southampton on Monday.
A boyhood Liverpool fan, Lambert has admitted he did not expect to get another chance to play for the club.
However, he is certain he has what it takes to shine under manager Brendan Rodgers, having previously risen through the English divisions with Southampton.
“I am more than confident that I will take the chance and I will be able to improve my game again. I’ve done that every season,” Lambert said, in quotes reported on Liverpool’s official website.
“I’m going to get fitter. I’m going to do everything I can to get onto the next level now.
“Even though I’m 32, I feel like a kid again.”
A prolific scorer in the lower divisions for Southampton, Lambert went on to score 28 goals in two Premier League campaigns with the club.
He was rewarded with a maiden England call-up last year and went on to earn a place in his country’s FIFA World Cup squad.