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McManaman hails Lambert ´bargain´

6 June 2014 11:44

Steve McManaman believes Liverpool have got great value for money in signing Rickie Lambert from Southampton.

The 32-year-old completed a dream move back to Merseyside on Monday, having been released from the club as a youngster.

After five prolific years at Southampton, where Lambert's goals helped the south-coast club climb from League One to the top half of the Premier League, the England international joined Liverpool for a fee believed to be in the region of £4million.

And former Liverpool winger McManaman thinks Brendan Rodgers has carried out a great piece of business in capturing the striker.

"If he can replicate those kind of (goalscoring) figures for Liverpool I think they got themselves a really shrewd bargain," he told The Mirror.

"As we know football isn't about four-year signings or five-year signings, it's about next year.

"It's year to year unfortunately. It's a wonderful opportunity for Rickie."

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 16 +23 39
2 16 +19 36
3 16 +12 31
4 16 +8 28
5 16 +12 26
6 16 +9 26
7 16 -2 24
8 16 -4 23
9 16 +2 22
10 16 +3 21
11 16 -3 21
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13 16 -10 19
14 16 -5 17
15 16 -10 16
16 16 -5 15
17 16 -13 15
18 16 -13 14
19 16 -8 13
20 16 -12 10

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