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    spratt wrote:
    Has anyone else wondered why the sudden enthusiasm by Rogers for our Rickie who hes never shown any interest in before. in spite of "always having felt this way?" Why on earth would a massive club like Liverpool need him in the twilight of his career? Could it not be that him on board would entice Lallana and Lovren to follow.? Sprat to catch a mackerel?
    humm i mentioned this the other day ! bet ya life thats their plan . dodgy scousers ! got nooo chance tho . get big koe s in then on the march again !"
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hails Rickie Lambert as "one of the most accomplished footballers I've seen"

Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers

First published in Sport

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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