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    noodlesnewman wrote:
    MiltonRoad wrote:
    I agree with comments above. Plus Hodgson presumably needs to see his squad players actually playing? The move to Liverpool means Lambert will undoubtedly get less game time and that will see him lose his play in the England squad. Is that what Hodgson is "happy" about???
    I dont believe hodgson congratulated rick on that move at all . ! pure rubbish plucked out of the air to sell fxxxxxx bull shxx news papers , especially the covert skate echo !
    he did you to55er because I watched the interview in t.v..or have they dubbed it?"
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England manager Roy Hodgson congratulates Liverpool on signing Rickie Lambert and says the striker is "very happy" ahead of his transfer from Southampton

England manager Roy Hodgson congratulates Liverpool on signing Rickie Lambert and says the striker is "very happy" ahead of his transfer from Southampton

Rickie Lambert

Roy Hodgson

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England manager Roy Hodgson has congratulated Liverpool on signing Rickie Lambert from Saints.

The striker’s transfer to Anfield is due to be completed tomorrow, although the player himself will be at a pre-World Cup training camp in Miami by that point.

Lambert passed a medical in Liverpool yesterday and has agreed a two-year contract with the club he supports.

The 32-year-old was an unused substitute for England in Friday night’s 3-0 win against Peru, at Wembley, but is set to feature in Wednesday’s friendly against Ecuador.

Hodgson, who used to manage the Reds, is expecting Lambert to be full of enthusiasm when he takes to the field at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium.

“He is very happy, I am happy for him and I congratulate Liverpool on signing a good player,” he said.

“I am sure that when he plays against Ecuador you will see a fella running around with all the joy that his heart can muster, because he is very happy to be here with England and he is very happy that the move to Liverpool has gone through.”

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