Rickie Lambert is officially living the dream!
The Press Association are reporting on Friday morning that Lambert will undergo a medical with Liverpool on Saturday after the Merseyside giants and Southampton agreed a transfer fee thought to be around four million pounds.
For a life-long Liverpool fan, who spent many years in the lower leagues, this is an amazing outcome for Rickie Lambert.
Meanwhile, Southampton fans must be wondering who will be at St Mary’s next season, with Mauricio Pochettino left for Spurs and Lambert also heading for the exit.
And, the futures of Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana also look set to be away from Southampton.
This looks like a shrewd signing by Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, giving his side a clear “Plan B”, especially going into a season with Champions League football.
Some more Twitter reaction to Rickie Lambert joining Liverpool is below.
Press Association: Rickie Lambert expected to have medical at Liverpool tomorrow after fee agreed with Southampton. More on #SSN
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 30, 2014
Lambert deal will go through over the weekend. He's set to sign a two-year contract. #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) May 30, 2014
Lambert off to LFC then. If MUFC had any nous, they'd get Shaw done today too. He's in England. Don't see point waiting after WC.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) May 30, 2014
Rickie Lambert made 10 assists in the Premier League last season. The only Englishman to register more was Steven Gerrard (13).
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 30, 2014
Look, if you're going to write about him at least get his name right. It is Rickie Lambert, not Ricky.
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) May 30, 2014