Anfield favourite backs Liverpool’s move for 32-year-old front man.
Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler reckons that Southampton striker Rickie Lambert is exactly what the Reds need.
Lambert, who is part of England’s World Cup plans, is poised to complete a £4m move to Anfield this weekend.
The 32-year-old will put pen to paper on a two-year contract with Liverpool, the club that released him when he was a teenager.
Lambert left Liverpool aged 15 and played for Blackpool, Macclesfield Town, Stockport County, Rochdale and Bristol Rovers, before becoming a Southampton player in 2009.
The Kirkby-born star, who still supports Liverpool, has scored 106 goals in 207 league games for Southampton.
Fowler, who is fifth on Liverpool’s all-time leading scorers list with 183, is a big fan of Lambert.
He told The Sun: “Lambert would be a magnificent signing. For £4m you’re getting a recognised striker who scores goals and who can hold balls up.
“He’s what Liverpool need, he’s got a little bit of everything.”
Conference club Bristol Rovers are expected to gain £1m from Southampton’s sale of their star forward.
Lambert, who was an unused substitute as England beat Peru 3-0 at Wembley Stadium last night, has been capped four times at senior international level, scoring twice.
He is seen as England’s fourth choice striker, behind Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck.
Lambert will also be behind Sturridge in the Liverpool pecking order and may have to compete with the likes of Luis Suarez and Fabio Borini for game time.