Liverpool home in on Lambert

Liverpool have made an offer of between £8m and £10m to Southampton for striker Rickie Lambert, Sky sources understand.

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solskjaer99 (Manchester United) says...

It's similar to United signing Sheringham at 31, he won't need or want too many games but could provide something different when he does play and adds depth to their squad, smart signing in my opinion and hasn't cost the Earth.

Posted 2:52pm 31st May 2014

dozzey (Arsenal) says...

So basically Liverpool are resigning Charlie Adam and Andy Carroll or their clones.

Posted 10:17am 31st May 2014

decomanu (Manchester United) says...

Giving up regular first team football and a place in the England squad for a chance to sit on the bench for most of the season doesn't make much sense to me

Posted 3:02pm 30th May 2014

UltimaRed (Liverpool) says...

this could actually be an intelligent move, good player (one of the top strikers for a couple of years he's been in the top flight), fan/local lad so happy to play second fiddle to his superiours (Suarez and Sturridge) and able to provide them with a rest when we need them too be out (hopefully Borini will do the same), his style means he could play at this level for more than most strikers could since he doesn't rely on pace more on ability and it's cheap pricewise so we can put funds into other area's of the pitch. although we have 2 of the best strikers in the league it's nice to have a good striker backing them up. now onto Moreno, Lallana, Can , Shaqiri or whoever we are being linked with

Posted 1:32pm 30th May 2014

jd.quench (Manchester United) says...

quoasis - so in other words it is £4m...

Posted 11:16am 30th May 2014

ted, manchester (Manchester United) says...

I did not see this one coming. I'm happy for Lambert, it must be pretty awesome for him; playing at a World Cup and getting a transfer to a title-challenging, Champions League team at 32. I can't imagine he thought he'd get this chance at this stage of his career.

Posted 10:31am 30th May 2014

stephenjwz (Liverpool) says...

Bookies will suspend betting on a transfer at the drop of a hat because 1) it's the type of market that's very susceptible to insider trading 2) it's a novelty bet so they'll have limited liquidity and if there's a run on a particular outcome (even without any insider info) they will rack up a liability they could do without. Sky Bet, though a bookmaker I have a lot of time for, aren't the biggest so aren't going to take much money on one of these before suspending, and every time they do Sky Sports seem to make a story of it. Watching supposed 'ITK' figures in the media or on message boards retrospectively claiming prior knowledge of deals/interest in these circumstances (& I suspect making up fees) is embarrassing. I would like to see Lambert at Liverpool though, at the right price.

Posted 10:24am 30th May 2014

parklanespurs (Tottenham Hotspur) says...

This is a weird one... Rogers is no doubt a top man manager, but his transfer dealings are random to say the least...

Posted 10:06am 30th May 2014

chelseablue_no1 (Chelsea) says...

So who will sit on the bench next season, Sturridge or Lambert?

Posted 10:05am 30th May 2014

edgo1996 (Aston Villa) says...

So if Liverpool sign lambert and lallana they will have the LAL to go with the SAS. Is it some sort of game? Can they only sign players who's surnames begin with the same letter or something!

Posted 9:55am 30th May 2014

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