Rickie Lambert to have Liverpool medical tomorrow


Southampton forward Rickie Lambert is set to undergo a medical with his boyhood club Liverpool tomorrow to complete an unexpected transfer to the Premier League runners-up.

Rumours circulated last night that a fee had been agreed between the two parties and Facebook and Twitter messages from Lambert’s family suggested he was on his way back to Liverpool, where he started his youth football career.

Lambert scored 13 goals and assisted a further 10 in the Premier League last season, becoming one of four players to hit double figures in both departments. By joining Liverpool, the Reds will now have three of said players as Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard had stellar seasons.

Lambert has been at Southampton for five years, helping steer them to the Premier League and solidify their status in the top flight. A fee of around £4 million is rumoured to be the price Liverpool are paying to bring Lambert ‘home’, with add-ons expected too.

It is also understood that the Southampton striker, who scored 31 out of 31 penalties at the club, is to take a pay cut and will be back-up to Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.


Rickie Lambert has ten assists this season, more than the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta, David Silva and Mesut Ozil.


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