Liverpool fans in the Football Transfer Tavern were informed by the Liverpool Echo that boyhood Reds fan Rickie Lambert turned down a offer from Aston Villa to fight for his place at Anfield.
It was a good chance for the Reds to make a healthy profit on an ageing player who finds himself lower down in Brendan Rodgers’ attacking pecking order.
But Lambert is keen to stay at Liverpool and prove his worth rather than join Aston Villa in a £5 million move.
So Liverpool would have made half-a-million pound profit after signing him for £4.5 million from Southampton and he only has 16 months left to run on his contract.
Many punters in the tavern thought that the big striker would be looking for an exit out of Anfield to give him more game time but instead it seems as though he is content to fight for his place.
The 32-year-old had also been a loan target of Hull City and there was earlier interest from Crystal Palace at the beginning of the window.
Liverpool fans. Do you think that it would have been a good move for Rickie Lambert or are you happy with his attitude to fight for a place? Let us know your thoughts below.
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