New Liverpool signing Rickie Lambert has admitted he is worthy of a place at Anfield.
The 32-year-old played for Blackpool, Macclesfield, Stockport, Rochdale and Bristol Rovers before joining Southampton in 2009 and working his way up through the leagues.
But it was not until August 2012 that Lambert made his first appearance in the Premier League, while he made his international debut the following August.
And after an impressive few seasons with the Saints, he got the dream move he wanted and has admitted he deserves to be where he is.
As quoted on the Sky Sports website, he said: “It wasn’t a chance I was expecting to get but I’ve been given it now and I want to get out there that I believe I am good enough and that I will perform and that I will help Liverpool.
“And as much as it’s a whirlwind that is happening for me at the minute with the way my career has gone, I want to make it clear that I feel I deserve to be here and what I’ve done deserves me to be here right now.”