Paul Lambert wants goals 'from all over the pitch' to ease pressure on strikers
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert wants goals from "all over the pitch" to take the heat off his strikers.
Last Updated: 15/12/12 2:08pm
That trio have supplied most of Villa's goals this season, though Lambert's men have been far from prolific, scoring just 12 in 16 Premier League games.
Lambert said: "You are looking for goals all over the pitch. It's not just about Christian, Andreas and Gabby.
"You have got to spread it out if you can. The way we are playing we are certainly creating chances, which is the pleasing thing.
"You just hope the lads will be confident enough to go and take them."
Villa are on a good run - they have lost just two of their last 10 games in all competitions - as they head to Anfield to face Liverpool on Saturday.
And Lambert believes people are beginning to appreciate how much his young side have improved.
He said: "I think people think, because we are a young side, that we are not going to do this or that.
"They are getting the credit now they deserve because they are playing really well. Since the win at Sunderland we've been doing really well and I don't have a problem with performances.
"Yes, you'd like to have more points on the board, but the one thing I can't argue with is the effort and the way they are playing.
"Only the two Manchester clubs have beaten us during that run and that shows how well we are playing at the moment.
"There are a lot of young lads, a lot of enthusiasm and energy, and we are playing with freedom, which is great."
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