The papers react to Rickie Lambert’s proposed £4m move from Southampton to Liverpool [Pictures]

Nobody saw this coming!

On Thursday evening news broke in the Twitersphere that Southampton striker Rickie Lambert was being sold to Liverpool for £4m.

With Luke Shaw set to join Manchester United, Adam Lallana wanted by several top clubs, and coach Mauricio Pochettino having swapped the south coast for Tottenham earlier in the week, Southampton fans are watching their team get dismantled in the early parts of the summer transfer window.

Whilst Lambert to Liverpool is not yet done, the move seems imminent according to the backpages of the English press.

See how the Liverpool Echo, Independent, Mirror, Sun and Telegraph all include the story on the splash of their Friday sports pages below.

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