Southampton striker Ricki Lambert has paid a glowing tribute to Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard.

Scouser Lambert remains a big Reds fan.

He was asked whether he continues to consider the skipper as world-class.

"Definitely, without a doubt - but just in a different role now," Lambert told

"He's No.1 for me and I think he always will be. He has meant everything to me, growing up as a Liverpool fan.

"The nights he has given Liverpool fans are unbelievable - I'll never forget them and I know the Liverpool fans will never forget them."

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