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WBA boss Pulis speaks of admiration for Lambert

Earlier this week Baggies boss Tony Pulis went public with his admiration for Lambert.

"I think it is very important we get players who score goals and Rickie has a great goalscoring record," he said.

"From what I can gather from people at Liverpool, his fitness levels are very good and he is desperate to play football.

"He didn't play last year so it would be like bringing a brand new car out of the garage if you did sign him, just putting a bit of petrol in him and letting him run."

Liverpool 'accept offer' for striker Lambert

On his way - Lambert could be heading for WBA Credit: PA Pictures

It's being reported that Liverpool and England striker Ricky Lambert has been given permission to undergo a medical at West Brom after the Reds accepted an offer of £3million.

The 33-year-old is set to leave his boyhood club just 12 months after being signed from Southampton for £4.5million.

According to the Liverpool Echo, Lambert was resigned to leaving after Liverpool's £32.5million capture of Aston Villa's Belgian centre-forward Christian Benteke and the signing of Brazilian Roberto Firmino for £29million.

With Danny Ings and Divock Origi also joining Brendan Rodgers' squad, Lambert accepted he would need to depart in search of regular first-team football.

Lambert realised a dream when he signed for Liverpool some 17 years after he was released as a trainee.

However, he endured a frustrating campaign and found his opportunities limited. He scored three goals in 36 appearances but made just 12 starts.

West Brom eye Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert

West Brom are expected to step up their interest in Liverpool's Rickie Lambert in the next 24 hours.

The Baggies are keen to bring the striker to The Hawthorns and talks are set to take place between all parties.

Lambert could be on his way out of Anfield Credit: PA Images

A deal could be wrapped up by the end of the week with Albion's transfer activity expected to gather pace now boss Tony Pulis has returned from the United States following their three-game tour.

Lambert struggled to make an impact at Liverpool after a move from Southampton last summer with the 33-year-old scoring just three times in 36 appearances.

He rejected a deadline day move to Aston Villa in February with the forward insisting he did not want to leave Liverpool after just half a season.

But the England international will also fall down the pecking order on Merseyside with the impending arrival of Christian Benteke, with the Aston Villa striker set to complete a £32.5million transfer to Anfield.


Liverpool legend Fowler skydives to launch new kit

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has found a unique way to launch the club's new away kit, by launching himself out of a plane.

Fowler poses for a selfie on the plane Credit: LFC TV
Fowler readies himself at the plane door Credit: LFC TV
Fowler is airborne in Liverpool's new white away kit Credit: LFC TV

The former striker looked comfortable posing for a selfie as the plane took to the skies, and even seemed relaxed as he and an instructor jumped from the plane.

Liverpool to trigger Benteke release clause

Liverpool could be out to trigger Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke's release clause with a £32.5m bid.

Liverpool want Christian Benteke Credit: PA Images

The Liverpool Echo are reporting the Reds plan to make Benteke their second most expensive signing.

Benteke has been a target for boss Brendan Rodgers all summer, with Villa refusing to budge on their valuation of the player.

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