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Rickie Lambert | Forward

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 170

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Just a couple of hours after signing with West Bromwich Albion, Rickie Lambert was given a start in their friendly with Bristol Rovers and promptly scored two goals as the Baggies would win, 0-4.
How is that for a splash? Lambert's time at Anfield left little to keep in our memory banks but he reminds us immediately with his arrival to West Brom just how much he likes to score. Keep in mind it was only two seasons ago that he scored double digit goals and assists in league play, not a single player achieved that feat last season. This is still a Tony Pulis side that will make defending their top priority, but the two-headed monster of Lambert and Saido Berahino up top could make the Baggies an attack worth investing in. Lambert's presence can only give more value to providers like Chris Brunt as well. James Chester also made his debut, playing right back in an XI that looked like the one Pulis may roll with in Week 1. Craig Gardner and Victor Anichebe provided the other goals on what was a very positive day for WBA. Jul 31 - 4:45 PM

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West Bromwich Albion have signed Rickie Lambert from Liverpool on a two-year deal.

Lambert went from great redemption story at Southampton two seasons ago to feel-good story of last summer when he went to boyhood club Liverpool to massive disappointment after a poor season after arriving at Anfield. He will have a chance to change the narrative at West Brom who are in desperate need of a target man to front Tony Pulis' battering ram style of play. Victor Anichebe could be that guy but he's frequently injured and Brown Ideye is hardly proven. Lambert could step in and be the starter if he proves he's fit and that last season was just a poor fit between player and playing style.
Jul 31 - 12:51 PM

Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert has turned down a move to Aston Villa.

The striker chose to move to his childhood dream club Liverpool this past summer but has been relegated to a bench role at the big club. Lambert is capable of playing at this level but the fact is that Liverpool have better options at the position and Lambert will not be a fantasy option as long as he's there.
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 2 - 6:07 PM

Liverpool continue their poor start to the season by squandering an early advantage and eventually were outmatched by Crystal Palace in a 3-1 loss.

The day began perfectly. Lambert, a Liverpool native, scored his first goal for his childhood club just 90 seconds in. Adam Lallana delivered a fantastic deep lob pass directly to Lambert's foot as he entered the area, and Lambert finished in what looked like footage from Southampton 2013. The wheels began to fall off though as the Eagles tightened up in the back and Pool reverted back to their lackluster attacking display. Pool are facing their worst season after 12 matches since the first season of the Premier League in 1992. Brendan Rodgers has to make some drastic changes post haste.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 10:51:00 AM

Southampton want to bring in striker Pelle as a replacement for the departed Rickie Lambert.

Southampton have no target man after losing Lambert to Liverpool and new coach Ronald Koeman reportedly wants Pelle from Feyenoord. The 6ft 4in striker was signed by Koeman at Feyenoord and has been a force in the Eredivisie. He has scored 55 goals in 66 matches including 23 goals in 28 matches last season, making him one of the best strikers in the Dutch top flight last season. Southampton have a lot of money to spend this summer, so don't be surprised to see them make a few big signings. Pelle is expected to cost around £8m.
Source: DailyEcho
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 01:15:00 PM

Rickie Lambert and Wayne Rooney each scored to help England to a 2-2 draw against Ecuador in a warm-up match ahead of the World Cup.

England boss Roy Hodgson chose a very experimental squad tonight but his team played poorly once again and conceded two goals from Ecuador. Hodgson will hope his team improves by the time the World Cup begins as they face a very tough group that features Italy, Uruguay, and Costa Rica. Rickie Lambert was one of the brighter spots in tonight's performance and he hopes he can carve out a role for himself in the World Cup. The striker just completed a move to Liverpool and looks to end his adventurous career in fine fashion.
Source: DailyEcho
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 07:15:00 PM

Rickie Lambert's move to Liverpool has been confirmed today after the former Southampton forward passed his medical.

Lambert represents exactly the type of move that "big" clubs should be making to round out their squads. He adds a different dimension to an already excellent attack. He didn't cost a great deal. He counts as a "homegrown" player. He is a proven commodity in the Premier League. Most importantly, given where he's come from (playing in four divisions for the Saints), he isn't likely to rock the boat when it comes to playing time. That he is a local boy makes the story even better. A solid first move of the off-season for a team that will have a lot more on it's plate now that they're in the Champions League.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 09:59:00 AM

Rickie Lambert will undergo a medical exam at Liverpool on Saturday after Liverpool have agreed with Southampton on an initial £4m fee.

We reported the news yesterday but the fee seems to have changed from £9m to £4m. It now seems like the deal is as good as done and the medical should just be a formality. Lambert is amongst the subs of today's match between England and Peru as he prepares to go to the World Cup this summer. The deal should be finalized before Lambert gets on the plane to Brazil.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, May 30, 2014 04:20:00 PM

Southampton and Liverpool are in what appears to be the final stages of talks in regards to the transfer of Rickie Lambert.

The deal is reportedly worth £9 million. Lambert has had two great season in the Premier League at Southampton and was recently called up to England's World Cup squad. The 32 year old was acquired by the Saints for a little over £1 million in 2009, so the deal would be a great return on the Saints' investment. It's surprising that Liverpool are going for a third striker after Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge when they could strengthen the squad elsewhere but it seems they are dedicated to acquire depth in order to make a Premier League and Champions League run next season. Lambert would be a backup at Liverpool but his time is coming soon and it seems the English International would rather compete on a Champions League squad rather than be the main striker on a mid-table team. Southampton will immediately be in the market for a striker as they have no clear marksman on their squad.
Thu, May 29, 2014 04:37:00 PM

Rickie Lambert, hoping to bolster his World Cup chances, scored the opener in a dominant first half for Southampton.

The big Saints forward has been a revelation over the past two seasons and, based on performances on the field, should be on the plane to Brazil with the England squad. In his last chance to impress before the team is announced on Monday, Lambert forced a poor clearance from Nemanja Vidic that Steven Davis played back to Lambert for the opening goal. Southampton couldn't maintain the momentum for the entire match though. In the second half, United saw more of the ball and a Juan Mata free kick goal gave United a consolation point.
Sun, May 11, 2014 12:15:00 PM

A wild finish provided for an entertaining end to an overall average match between Southampton and Swansea that ended with a 1-0 win for the Saints.

It was a game of few chances between two teams with nothing to play for. In the last minute of stoppage time, Swansea defender Ashley Williams cleared the ball off of his own crossbar and saw it hit Rickie Lambert and bounce into the goal. Lambert is credited with the goal, but luck had more part to play in it than Lambert. The Southampton striker came off the bench after missing training this week due to an injury and is expected to start the Saints' match next week. Southampton are now mathematically guaranteed to end in 8th place, a huge improvement from last season and a great stepping stone for moving forward.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, May 3, 2014 12:15:00 PM

Rickie Lambert is not fit to start Southampton's match against Swansea this weekend and could be forced to miss the match through injury.

Lambert has picked up a knock on his gluteus maximus but the injury is not considered serious and Lambert should be fit sooner rather than later. The injury is not expected to impact his availability for the World Cup. In his absence, Sam Gallagher will likely lead the line for Southamptnon. With only one match this week, neither Gallagher nor Lambert are good options in fantasy leagues. Gaston Ramirez, Maya Yoshida, Kelvin Davis, and Jay Rodriguez are all out for the Saints due to long term injuries.
Source: DailyEcho
Fri, May 2, 2014 04:05:00 PM

Rickie Lambert led Southampton to an impressive 4-0 over struggling Newcastle.

Lambert scored and assisted on the way to the win, making fantasy owners happy. Lambert is in great form at the moment, averaging over 15 points per game in his last three. All players are better when facing poor opposition at home, but Lambert has been one of the most consistent strikers in that situation. If Southampton are playing poor opposition at home, he is a must own player. Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez, and the defense also put in very impressive displays and are good options in the coming weeks.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 12:53:00 PM

Rickie Lambert lead Southampton to a crazy 4-2 win over Norwich and registered a goal and an assist in the process.

Saints were up 1-0 when Lambert came in early in the second half to replace Adam Lallana. He scored with his first touch and assisted soon after to make it 3-0. Norwich fired back late to make it 3-2 but substitute Sam Gallagher scored his first Premier League goal to finish the game for the Saints. The disappointments for fantasy managers were plenty. Boruc ended up with 0 points, the defense lost the clean sheet late, and fan favorite Adam Lallana ended up with 1 point. Expect better from the Saints going forward.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 01:07:00 PM

Southampton scored the opener and later went ahead 2-1, but they could not secure the three points as Stoke City gave them a battle in a 2-2 draw.

Ricky Lambert opened the scoring with his 8th goal of the season with a free kick from a difficult angle that he placed perfectly in the far top shelf of goal to give the Saints the advantage. Then after Stoke leveled, Steven Davis scored a bit of a freak goal, as he sent a seemingly harmless cross into the box that found no one and somehow eluded the reach of Asmir Begovic. Stoke then equalized moments later in a three goal flurry that ended the first half. The second half wasn't nearly as lively as poor weather led both sides letting the game play out. Lambert is a reliable option at the forward position, and with Hull City next, is in the conversation.
Sat, Feb 8, 2014 01:03:00 PM