Rickie Lambert considering move to finish career at beetroot factory


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Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert is weighing up a potential move to the beetroot factory where he began his working life, according to sources at the club.

Lambert moved to Anfield last summer but has found opportunities difficult to come by and the club’s continued interest in Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is said to have made the former Wycombe man consider a move away.

While he is said to have many suitors among lower league clubs, sources at Anfield have intimated that Lambert’s preferred move would be a return to the beetroot factory where he began his career.

“Rickie is a great lad but he probably won’t get into our team,” said am Anfield insider. “He told us that he’d love to return to the beetroot factory in Kirkby if the opportunity presented itself.”

The Liverpool source confirmed that it had always been Lambert’s wish to one day return to Beetroot Packers Company.

“Definitely, it’s all he talks about,” added the source. “If he’s not on the pitch he’s telling you the difference between Ruby Queen and Detroit Dark Red beets. He lives them.”

At press time Lambert is said to be purchasing and packing beetroots at home in anticipation of his move.

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