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Lichaj Hails Wing Workaholics

Eric Lichaj celebrated his first league start by praising the work ethic of both Marc Albrighton and Stewart Downing.

Speaking on the Official Site Lichaj took the opportunity to praise both wideboys for being so focused on helping out in defence despite putting more than a fair shift in during our attacks.

'I thoroughly enjoyed my first Premiership League start - because we won!'

Simple and to the point I suppose. I think I agree I enjoyed his first league start aswell because we won. What's also enjoyable is in seeing how far he has come positionally from those performances in the Peace Cup, I wasn't alone in wondering whether he would make it and whilst he still obviously has an awful lot to learn (what player of his age with his experience doesn't) his performance against the Baggies was a huge improvement and shows how hard he has been working behind the scenes.

Lichaj adds that given his involvement with the first team, and previous starts in Cup games he wasn't as nervous as you'd have expected because it didn't feel like a 'normal starting debut'.

'It didn't feel like my first start because I have been playing a bit, I have been in and out. It was a massive game for the whole team and everyone as a team did very well. I thought I did well but I had terrific players in front of me too.'

As for his feelings as he saw Downing nod his 6th goal of the campaign in, Lichaj simply echoed what everybody else has said in terms of the relief he felt.

'The first was a much needed goal. Everybody got lifted by it. The second helped us bring home the points. When that went in, we just grinded out the result.'

Whilst Luke Young's performances probably haven't attracted the scrutiny they deserve due to how woeful we've been on the left, if Lichaj finds himself on a run in the team now, and shows he can improve further whilst maintaining a decent amount of consistency when he will obviously have some bad days at the office, Luke could well find his chances limited as Houllier looks to the future.

Mr Kneehigh has certainly put himself in the position of being yet another youngster that could well develop very solidly for us over the coming years.

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Date:Monday December 13 2010

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