Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana has heaped praise on the club's striking duo Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert, according to Sky Sports.

Rodriguez assisted and scored in the 2-0 home victory against Fulham at the weekend, while Lambert has scored three goals for Southampton as well as scoring two for England so far this season.

"It's a pleasure to play with both of them. I've played with Rickie for four or five years now and feel like I know his game inside out and when Jay Rod's playing with confidence like that, there are not many better than him," Lallana said.

"He had a great first season and played without a care in the world against Fulham.

"He went on several runs, got his goal, went close with the bicycle kick... he works so hard so it's great to see him play so freely.

"He's been asked to play in numerous positions but goes out and gives 100 per cent regardless of where he's playing.

"He won't sulk, he won't moan. It's a credit to him that he can play in different positions and formations and just get on with it and give everything, no matter what.

"He's a top lad, getting the goal on Saturday was just what he deserved."

Southampton have surprised everyone this season and five wins, three draws and just one defeat has propelled the Saints to fifth in the Premier League. A win at Anfield against Liverpool and an away draw against Manchester United are amongst the stand-out results.

They have just shipped three goals up to this point and if they find their attacking stride they have a good chance of continuing their good run.

In addition to Lambert and Rodriguez, Southampton boast £15million record signing Pablo Osvaldo, who has scored one goal in seven Premier League appearances. 

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