By Max Winters For Mailonline
Published: 09:06 BST, 5 May 2021 | Updated: 09:06 BST, 5 May 2021
Former Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert has opened up on his difficult spell at Anfield and how Mario Balotelli used to infuriate him during training sessions at Melwood.
Lambert joined the club he had supported as a boy in the summer of 2014 as part of the woeful spree by Brendan Rodgers - that also included Balotelli - in the wake of Luis Suarez's move to Barcelona.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The former Southampton talisman struggled for first-team football though and only made 36 appearances in his sole season with the Reds, scoring three times.
Rickie Lambert has revealed Mario Balotelli used to score own goals during Liverpool training
Lambert and Balotelli both joined the club in the summer of 2014 after Luis Suarez had gone
Lambert says 'my head went with him in training' and he asked Brendan Rodgers to put them on different teams
Lambert left for West Brom in the summer of 2015 but has now opened up on his struggles back on Merseyside, including how former Manchester City striker Balotelli used to score own goals in training if things weren't going his way.
Speaking on the Straight From the Off podcast, Lambert said: 'He (Balotelli) was a good lad, childish but infectious. But as soon as he stepped on the training pitch he became a different person.
'I've never seen anything like it, to be honest. I was at the pinnacle of my time as a professional, so to come across him was just…Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'At first, he gave everything when he played. But in