West Brom interested in Rickie Lambert

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Rickie Lambert has been linked with a move to West Bromwich Albion, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Lambert signed for the Reds last July from Southampton, rejoining the club he was released from aged 15.

However, it hasn't been the fairytale the Kirkby-born striker expected and he failed to make himself a regular in Brendan Rodgers' starting XI and scored just three goals in all competitions.

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The 33-year-old rejected a £5 million move to Aston Villa during January's transfer window as he vowed to continue to try and become a regular at Anfield.

After just one year at Liverpool, Lambert is expected to leave his boyhood club in search of regular first-team football as he enters the twilight years of his playing career.

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Given his scoring record at Southampton, the England international has attracted a host of club's including Premier League newcomers Bournemouth and Championship side Queens Park Rangers.

However, it is West Brom who are leading the race for the big target-man with Baggies boss Tony Pulis keen to bring in an experienced striker to assist Saido Berahino.


Lambert will likely be one of several names to leave Liverpool this summer as Rodgers looks to shrink his already saturated squad.

Six new arrivals have joined the Reds already this summer, including James Milner, Roberto Firmino and Nathaniel Clyne.

Liverpool had a squad flooded with unused players last season, mostly in the final third of the pitch. Lambert, Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini were all rarely used and the trio are expected to be pushed out before the transfer window door slams shut, especially with Danny Ings and Divock Origi arriving at the club.

Balotelli was a risk buy last summer when he signedfrom AC Milan and it was a purchase that truly failed. The Italian sulked, moaned and stood as still as a statue up-front when used heavily by Rodgers before Christmas. Liverpool will be desperate for Balotelli to leave, however, there aren't many clubs who'll take him on given his reputation. 

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