Rickie Lambert
Rickie Lambert is expected to make his Liverpool debutReuters

Rickie Lambert could make his debut when Liverpool take on Preston North End in Deepdale in their second preseason game.

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The game will be shown live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO, with the match set to start at 3 pm local time (7.30 pm IST). The match can be watched via live streaming online HERE, while you can also listen to the game online HERE. UK viewers can also watch the game on BT Sport, with the option to live stream the action HERE.

Lambert was one of the early signings for Liverpool in the summer with the boyhood Reds fan completing a dream move to Anfield from Southampton.

While the England international cannot be expected to fill the boots of Luis Suarez, who is plain and simply irreplaceable, much will be expected of the 32-year-old striker and Lambert will want to begin his senior Liverpool career on as sound a note as possible, even if it is only a preseason match.

"Probably for the first time in my career I've been looking forward to preseason," Lambert told the club's official website. "I was itching to get back, be with the lads and play football. It's good. It's my second day and I'm enjoying it. It's hard, but I'm feeling good.

"It was always my intention to come back earlier, whether I was at Southampton or Liverpool -- but obviously I am desperate to hit the ground running and do well for Liverpool."

Liverpool did not have the greatest of starts to their preparation for the new English Premier League and Champions League campaign, with Brendan Rodgers' men going down 2-1 to Brondby on Wednesday.

However, despite the surprise defeat, Rodgers insisted he has already seen plenty of signs that this Liverpool side can go one better than their second-place Premier League finish from last season.

"We'll go and do our best," Rodgers told the club's official website. "Our best last year nearly won us the title. This year, we know it's going to be extremely competitive. Every team will strengthen and we'll be exactly the same. But the beauty for us is that we're a young group and we're bringing in young players that are hungry.

"We will progress again from last season. It's going to be a really exciting season. I've seen development in the players already in the short period of time that we've been back. This season we have the belief to go along with the quality."

Youngster Jordon Ibe impressed for Liverpool in the friendly against Brondy and Rodgers is expecting great things from the talented 18-year-old, who could grab the spotlight in the manner that Raheem Sterling did with great effect.

"It's going to be interesting for me to look at his development over preseason," Rodgers added. "You saw that he's a really exciting young player. He's still only 18 years of age. He had a wonderful piece of skill and run for the goal, a good assist. That's something that we're looking to improve in Jordon -- to score more goals and assists.

"We will give him time. I don't necessarily need young players to be ready at 17 or 18, but certainly by 20 or 21, we want them to be ready.

"He's a different type of player [to Sterling], but certainly both players like to beat people and commit defenders. They are very aggressive with the ball. It's just looking at the next stage of his development so hopefully he can consistently do that."

After the game against Preston, Rodgers and his 33-man squad, led by skipper Steven Gerrard, will fly to the USA to take part in a preseason tour.

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