3. Horse race to sign Rickie Lambert?
Leicester City is now the third team in the race to sign out-of-favour Liverpool forward Rickie Lambert. The Liverpool squad has seven strikers at present and he clearly won’t be in Rodgers’ plans for next season.
Teams such as West Brom and Norwich are also chasing the 33-year-old striker’s signature. The Reds are looking to offload Lambert after a flop first season at Anfield. The former Southampton striker could feature in any of these three sides. Liverpool will entertain only the highest bid for the forward.
Liverpool want £4.5-5 million for Lambert which is the same price at which the club bought him from Southampton last summer and the Englishman is expected to begin his talks with West Brom this week unless some audacious bid is made by the other clubs.