Liverpool transfers: Rickie Lambert in disbelief over Reds switch

Liverpool transfers: Rickie Lambert admits that he is in disbelief after signing for the Anfield club

Liverpool transfers: Rickie Lambert in disbelief over Reds switch

Rickie Lambert has expressed his disbelief at signing for Liverpool after the Reds confirmed the arrival of the striker from Southampton in a deal worth around £4m.

The 32-year-old England international, who was on the club’s books as a youth player, has put pen to paper on a deal with the Reds after passing a medical at Melwood.

I have always dreamt of playing for Liverpool, but I did think the chance had gone

Rickie Lambert

“I can’t believe it,” said Liverpool-born Lambert. “I’ve loved this club all my life. I left here 17 years ago – and I haven’t stopped loving it since.

“I have always dreamt of playing for Liverpool, but I did kind of think the chance of playing for them had gone. I didn’t think the chance would come.

“I know how big Liverpool are – and it means everything to me – but I know what is important; I know it’s what I do on the pitch and the minutes I play. I know that’s what matters, and that’s what I’ll be focused on.

“I have thought about [this moment] all my life. It was something I always thought of when I was a kid.

“When I knew of the interest from Liverpool, the first thought was of playing and scoring in front of the Kop and how it might be a possibility.

“Now that I’ve signed, it could become a reality. I know what I need to do, I know what matters.”

Lambert, who is part of Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the World Cup, scored 117 goals in 235 appearances for Southampton.

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