Liverpool transfers: ‘Rickie Lambert will give Brendan Rodgers a Plan B’

Liverpool transfers: John Aldridge believes Southampton striker Rickie Lambert will provide a Plan B

Liverpool transfers: ‘Rickie Lambert will give Brendan Rodgers a Plan B’

John Aldridge believes Rickie Lambert can provide Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers with a “bit of a Plan B” as the Southampton striker nears a dream move to Anfield.

The 32-year-old passed a medical with the Reds on Saturday after Liverpool reportedly agreed a £4m fee before flying out with the rest of England’s World Cup squad on Sunday.

Rickie with his aerial ability, with the way he attacks balls coming into the box, gives us that different threat when it comes to getting crosses in

Brendan Rodgers

Lambert, who is a former Liverpool youth player, has scored 28 goals in 75 Premier League appearances since Southampton secured their return to the English top flight.

And Aldridge, who won the old First Division with the Reds in 1988, feels Lambert is an astute purchase and will provide Rodgers with a different option from the bench.

“Christmas has come early for Rickie and I’m absolutely made up for him. He will give us that bit of a Plan B which we didn’t have last season,” Aldridge told Liverpool Echo.

“When you looked at the bench when we were challenging for the title Brendan didn’t really have any options on the bench to change things.

“It was a choice between Iago Aspas or Victor Moses, and it was pretty clear they weren’t going to change a game for us. But Rickie with his aerial ability, with the way he attacks balls coming into the box, gives us that different threat when it comes to getting crosses in.”

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