Lampard sends exciting message to Chelsea fans after claiming Pulisic can be like ‘Salah, Mane or Sterling’

Frank Lampard believes Christian Pulisic is capable of reaching the goalscoring feats of Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane or Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling.

The winger’s goal in Thursday’s 2-1 home win over Manchester City was his seventh in the Premier League this season and the 21-year-old is now Chelsea’s second top scorer in the league.

His performances since the return of football for Chelsea has also meant that the Blues are in a very strong position to get back inside those top four spots, and guarantee themselves Champions League football for next season.

And after being impressed with Pulisic, Lampard now wants to see Pulisic be ambitious and chase the kind of goal-scoring numbers that other top wide players are achieving.

“I think he can be a really big player,” Lampard said. “Because he broke through so young in Germany and he moves to us, people’s expectations rise, but we have to take his age into consideration.

“There’s no doubt in his quality and you can see that. He is very keen to work and improve. He is particularly hungry at the minute because of his injury. And if he wants to learn, and he does, on the training pitch and how he sees the game, he needs to look at the players he sees around him who have made that sort of jump like the Raheem Sterlings, Sadio Manes and Mo Salahs who are now producing numbers [of goals] from wide areas.

“It is important that he understands the work he needs to do to do that because he definitely has the talent to do it. He needs to try and get to that level and I am delighted to have him at the minute. He works hard every day and he has to set his sights as high as he can.”

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