Last summer his boyhood dream came true when he signed for Liverpool. But Rickie Lambert has by no means been a regular in the line-up. Today he turns 33 and must make the most of the coming months, it could be his last at Anfield. Anyhow, congrats Rickie!
Rickie Lambert was born i Kirkby and belonged to Liverpool until he was 15 when the club released him. Since then the striker has played for several clubs, at many levels, and always been prolific. He never stopped supporting Liverpool and when the Reds came knocking in the summer of 2014 Lambert didn´t hesitate for a second. He made the emotional return even if he understood that his role was to be a squad player.
But I guess he expected to play more than he has. His game time has been restricted to a few starts but mostly to short cameos. The prospect of playing is even less likely in the coming weeks since Daniel Sturridge is back from injury, Mario Balotelli finally appears to have found his feet and Raheem Sterling is capable of filling the striker´s role. It´s hard to see Lambert getting any more starts. And when the season is over he will probably be sold.
He undoubtedly want to stay but to get another year at L4 he must play a lot better than he has done so far and above all start scoring when getting his minutes here and there. But I suspect that not even a major improvement will be enough so the best advice for Rickie Lambert is to enjoy the stay at his beloved Liverpool as long as he can. It can be over in a flash and then he is unable to say:
We Go Again.