RICKY LAMBERT

  • Struggling strikers eclipsed by Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo 2 days ago

    London: Is it any wonder Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi still set the goal-standard in football? Ascending to their level, or getting anywhere near their scoring rate, seems beyond most contemporaries. Particularly for the strikers whose hype and profiles eclipse their prowess in front of goal. And especially for some of...
  • EPL Team Preview: Liverpool look to go one better without Suarez August 12, 2014

    Liverpool: Back in the Champions League and back in the Premier League title conversation, Liverpool have come a long way in a short time under Brendan Rodgers. Yet, to satisfy the lofty expectations of one of England's two biggest clubs, it's time for Liverpool to make the next step. And that means...
  • Liverpool: Will they overcome last season's near miss? August 9, 2014

    Even the most ardent Liverpool fans would agree that Liverpool's title challenge last season was a surprise to all. At the beginning of the season, Brendon Rodgers would have happily taken a top4 finish but the season shaped up even better, though ended in disappointment as the Reds narrowly missed...
  • Rickie Lambert signs for Liverpool from Southampton June 2, 2014

    England striker Rickie Lambert has joined Liverpool from Southampton for a reported fee of 4 million pounds ($6.7 million), strengthening the team's attacking options ahead of its return to the Champions League. Released by his boyhood club as a 15yearold, Lambert returns to Anfield after spending most of his career as...
  • England callup for Saints trio momentous, says Lambert May 13, 2014

    The England World Cup callup for three Southampton players marks a momentous occasion in the history of the English Premier League club, Brazilbound striker Rickie Lambert said on Monday. The forward, who along with Southampton team mates Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw was named in Roy Hodgson's 23man squad for the...
  • Lambert goal earns Southampton 10 win at Swansea May 3, 2014

    Swansea: England striker Rickie Lambert scored a fortuitous goal in the third minute of injury time to give Southampton a 10 win at Swansea in the Premier League on Saturday. Swansea captain Ashley Williams' attempted clearance looped high over home goalkeeper Michel Vorm and the ball went in off Lambert's back. The...
  • Rickie Lambert rallies Saints to stand tall March 26, 2014

    London: Southampton's England striker Rickie Lambert wants the Saints to wipe some smirks off faces this weekend and reignite the Premier League club's stuttering season with a win over Newcastle. "We aimed for fourth this season, and people laughed at us, but they didn't laugh at us straightaway when we were...
  • Southampton trio impress England manager Roy Hodgson February 3, 2014

    The freescoring ways of Southampton's Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert continue to push their claims for swapping the south coast for Brazil's Copacabana beach come World Cup time. With England manager Roy Hodgson watching on, the trio produced another sparkling attacking display, scoring a goal each in a devastating...
  • Southampton captain Lallana signs new fiveyear deal April 12, 2013

    London: Southampton captain Adam Lallana has signed a new fiveyear deal at the Premier League club, Saints announced on Thursday. The attacking midfielder, who turns 25 next month, follows goalkeeper Kelvin Davis, striker Rickie Lambert, as well as midfielders Morgan Schneiderlin and Jason Puncheon who have all signed new contracts...
  • Top English marksman Lambert extends Southampton stay March 22, 2013

    London: Southampton striker Rickie Lambert, the top-scoring Englishman in the Premier League so far this season with 13 goals, extended his contract by two years until 2016 on Thursday. With his career predominantly spent in the lower leagues, Lambert 31, joined Southampton in 2009 and has scored over 100 goals...
  • Southampton beat Liverpool to boost hopes of staying up March 16, 2013

    Southampton: Southampton took a big step toward avoiding relegation from the Premier League on Saturday by beating Liverpool 3-1 to provisionally move seven points clear of the drop zone. Goals from Morgan Schneiderlin in the sixth minute, Ricky Lambert in the 33rd and Jay Rodriguez in the 80th at St. Mary's...
  • Chelsea held to a 22 draw at home by Southampton January 17, 2013

    London: Chelsea capitulated in the second half against relegationthreatened Southampton by surrendering a twogoal lead to draw 22 in the English Premier League on Wednesday. Demba Ba and Eden Hazard gave Chelsea a comfortable halftime lead before the thirdplace side experienced their second consecutive home setback in the league. Southampton substitute...