SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Monday, January 21, 2013: Southampton's manager Mauricio Pochettino with captain Rickie Lambert before the Premiership match against Everton at St. Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool fans react to potential Rickie Lambert signing

The news that Liverpool are close to agreeing a £4 million deal, plus add ons, for Southampton and England striker has come completely out of the blue.

Most fans have reacted very positively to the news, with Lambert the local lad and boyhood Red getting a dream move at age 32.

For a relatively low fee, Lambert will add good experience and professionalism to the squad, depth up front, while not being a player who would demand to be starting every game. He, in the eyes of many, is the perfect back up to Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

Many supporters are comparing Lambert to current back up forwards Fabio Borini and Iago Aspas, preferring the potential new signing over either of them.

Update: Reports now suggest a fee has been agreed, with the player having his medical on Saturday and the deal being confirmed on Monday (Sky Sports).

Here are a selection of reactions from media and supporters this evening. Add yours in the comments below or by tweeting @thisisanfield.

You can also read our editorial on why signing Lambert, and not Loic Remy, actually makes a lot of sense for Liverpool.

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