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    long memory wrote:
    Thank you Brenden,now go away and leave us alone,the mention of Liverpool FC in Southampton at present is greeted with total hatred.
    ye and as for all these so called lfc fans around the south who have never seen a match at crapfield sorry anfield , you make me sick sick sick , glory hunters and nearly as bad as manure fans !scousers generally hate southerners ,aint you heard of the north south devide . lol"
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hails Rickie Lambert as "one of the most accomplished footballers I've seen"

Basingstoke Gazette: Brendan Rodgers Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his new signing, Rickie Lambert, is one of the most accomplished players he has seen.

The 32-year-old striker joined the Reds this morning, after a deal worth close to £5m, plus add-ons, was agreed between the clubs.

Explaining the decision to sign Lambert, Rodgers said: "I've seen Rickie Lambert over the years and he's one of those players that probably never got the recognition for what a really good footballer he is.

"It's only late on in his career - at 29, 30, 31 - that people are really starting to focus on his qualities. He was probably seen as the traditional big No.9, a British striker that is good in the air.

"But he's one of the most accomplished footballers I've seen. It has been so refreshing that he's got his call into the England team, and he certainly hasn't let anyone down - he has been outstanding.

"Look at his touch, look at the level of his goals, the different types of goals he has scored over his career, and he's a specialist on penalties as well.

"I think he is a terrific footballer and any team he plays against, he's always a handful."

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