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Offical: Rickie Lambert signs for Liverpool

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English striker Rickie Lambert, 32, has officially signed for Liverpool. Liverpool have signed the striker after a bid for 4 million pounds was accepted by Southampton.

In an interview posted on Liverpool's Official Club Website Lambert discussed his shock at the fact the deal had happened.

Lambert stated, " I'm not going to say the words I said to my agent when he first told me!"

"I thought he was lying at first. I've been trying to let it sink in for a week and it still hasn't. Even now, I am finding it hard to allow it to sink it.

Lambert then went on to discuss what it meant for him to play for Liverpool.

Lambert stated, " "I've been trying to keep it as quiet as possible and tell only my close family. My mum and dad shed a few tears when I told them, especially my mum."

"It's not just playing for Liverpool, it's the fact I'm coming home. I've been away for eight years."

"My mum and dad have loved watching me play football all of my life, even when I was a kid, so it'd been hard for them not being able to come and watch. The fact they've got their son home - and the fact he's playing for Liverpool - is unbelievable."

"I can't believe it. I've loved this club all my life. I left here 17 years ago - and I haven't stopped loving it since. To be back here now having just signed at the age of 32 is hard to describe."

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