Monday, 2nd June, 2014

New Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert has revealed that boss Brendan Rodgers has not yet told him the role he has in mind for him at Anfield.

Lambert was today confirmed as a Liverpool player, with the Reds having paid a fee of £4m plus a number of add-ons to Southampton to sign the 32-year-old.

For Lambert the transfer means a return to the club that released him as a youngster and that he has supported ever since; the England international has admitted when Liverpool won the Champions League in 2005 it was one of the best nights of his life.

And so keen was Lambert to return to Anfield, he did not even need assurances from Rodgers on the role he would play given the presence of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez at the club.


"He knows what the club means to me, but there isn't much sentiment in football and I don't think this move is anything to do with that", Lambert told LFC TV.

"I think he sees what he can benefit from by signing me, and he knows I'll be trying my best every minute I play for this club.

"I'm not sure what role he has for me – he hasn't gone into great detail right now, but I will be speaking to him very shortly", the 32-year-old concluded.

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