Liverpool close on Lambert

England striker Rickie Lambert is set to be confirmed as a Liverpool player on Monday after successfully undergoing a medical at the club.

Last Updated: 02/06/14 at 11:10 Post Comment

Rickie Lambert: Set to be confirmed a Liverpool player on Monday

Rickie Lambert: Set to be confirmed a Liverpool player on Monday

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 32-year-old forward, part of England's World Cup squad, appears certain to leave Southampton after a fee believed to be around £4million was agreed between the two clubs on Thursday.

Lambert spent the night at a Liverpool hotel after sitting on the bench for England's 3-0 friendly win over Peru at Wembley, and he arrived at the Spire Liverpool Hospital shortly before 9am on Saturday for a physical exam.

The player was joined by Liverpool's club doctor Zaf Iqbal before being driven to the club's Melwood training ground to continue discussions over personal terms.

Speaking to Sky Sports News at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Lambert said: "The medical went well. There are a lot of emotions, as you can imagine. I'll speak about it properly very shortly."

Lambert, a Liverpool supporter, spent five years in the Red's youth team from the age of 10 before being released in 1997 and joining Blackpool a year later.

He joined Southampton in 2009, after spells with Macclesfield, Rochdale, Stockport and Bristol Rovers, when the Saints were a League One club under current Newcastle boss Alan Pardew.

Lambert has been the club's top goalscorer in every subsequent season since, as the club were promoted to the Championship in 2011 and then the Premier League in 2012.

The striker is expected to fly to Southampton late on Saturday before rejoining Roy Hodgson's England squad ready for their departure to the United States for the further pre-tournament friendlies against Ecuador and Honduras.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are continuing to pursue his Southampton and England teammate Adam Lallana, with a final, improved bid of £25m having been submitted to the south coast club.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

sn'tthis strange. Last season we were worried that we were stuck with a Dinosaur in Moyes while Liverpool and Everton were disappearing into the distance with their young, spritely managerts, playing football from heaven. Progressive managers, they said. Managers who understand the modern game.........

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: The pressure's on

B

eing consistently and unrelentingly dog turd really takes it out of you. Try shadow boxing. That's what it's like watching Liverpool, punching thin air.

sinbadsdad
Neville: Reds need a rest

G

ood list, some crackers in there. For me, I'd have had Steve McManaman for Liverpool away at Celtic in the UEFA cup in 1997. I was in the ground that night and everyone kept screaming at him to make a pass, but he just kept going and going and going...brilliant, and in the dying minutes too.

uncle-muller
F365's Top Ten Counter-Attacking Goals

Footer 365

Champions League: Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 to qualify for last 16

Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at the Emirates to qualify for the knockout phase of the Champions League.

Champions League: Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid both victorious, Monaco win at Leverkusen

Real Madrid won 1-0 at Basel to stay perfect in the Champions League, while Atletico and Monaco also claimed victories.

Champions League: Liverpool share points with 2-2 draw at Ludogorets in Group B

Liverpool drew 2-2 away to Ludogorets to keep their Champions League dream alive with one game left in Group B.

Mail Box

Mails: Quit Massaging Mourinho's Ego

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox after it was claimed that the Chelsea boss has transformed Cesc Fabregas into a complete player. Plus, more on Arsenal...

F365: Saving You From Bad Relationships

A cracking Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Willian, Jurgen Klopp, Brendan Rodgers and Aguero. Plus how Football365 saved one man from an unhappy relationship...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property