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Rickie Lambert In Talks to Join Liverpool From Southampton For £9million

rickie lambert Rickie Lambert In Talks to Join Liverpool From Southampton For £9million

Liverpool are reported to be in-line for a shock swoop for Rickie Lambert  The 32 year-old Southampton striker could provide critical depth for the Reds as they prepare to compete in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in five seasons.

The reported £9million deal would be a good return for the Saints. Southampton signed Lambert in 2009 for a little over £1million from Bristol Rovers, Lambert was recently named to the 23-man England squad for this summer’s World Cup.

Southampton lost its manager Maurico Pochettino to Spurs earlier this week and now the surprise package of the 2013-14 Premier League season looks to be raided by top clubs for players as well. The likes of Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren, all of whom are headed to Brazil this summer, are attracting interest from top sides in the league.

Lambert, if signed, would provide an important aerial presence in an attacking position for Liverpool.

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11 Responses to Rickie Lambert In Talks to Join Liverpool From Southampton For £9million

  1. Mufc77 says:

    This hardly falls into the “attracting the top players in the world now we have champions league football” category.

    Id be very surprised if Liverpool fans got excited about this potential signing.

  2. Cody (#2) says:

    If Suarez leaves and they’ve only bought Lambert as replacement, Liverpool fans will blow a gasket.

    • Mufc77 says:

      Can’t see Suarez leaving to be honest. At 32 lambert might add some depth but I don’t think he adds the quality Liverpool need to improve on last seasons form.

    • Steph K says:

      This seems as good a sign as any that Suarez is staying. Lambert will be a third choice back up, and good depth up front. But if there was any chance of Suarez leaving, Rodgers wouldn’t waste money on a third choice. I see this as similar to picking up Kolo Toure on a free last summer. He’ll do a job, but he’s not going to set the team on fire.

      I will say that 9 million seems a bit steep for him though. I had heard 4 million, but after add-ons and what not, who really knows.

  3. goatslookshifty says:

    Daily Mail says 4 million quid. That’s a big disparity in price.
    Who’s telling porkie pies?

  4. Mufc77 says:

    Don’t be surprised if they way overpay for Ricky lambert and underpay for Adam lallana as a way around the sell in clause in lallanas contract. It’s a shady way to do business but its not illegal.

  5. JamieU says:

    I actually think Borini is a better forward going forward, but if you keep both for the grind of all these games I’m OK.

    But yeah, after this Summer this should be the 6th or 7th signing (in order of importance) that LFC makes.

  6. Martin J. says:

    The clubs have agreed a fee of 4 million plus add-ons and Lambert will complete the move on Monday before the England squad leave for the USA friendlies against Ecuador and Honduras. At 32 he doesn’t have many more years left and will be a backup to Suarez and Sturridge but given the injury concerns of the duo especially with Champions League games on offer this is a good signing.

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