Rickie Lambert says that he has re-joined his boyhood club Liverpool to help them end their long wait for the Premier League title.

The 32-year-old completed a shock £4m switch from Southampton to the Reds on Monday after being axed by them 17 years ago.

Liverpool narrowly missed out on ending their 24-year wait for English football’s top prizes last term, but signs of progress under Brendan Rodgers were there for all to see as the club rose from a seventh place finish in 2012/13 to a last day title crunch with Manchester City a matter of weeks ago.

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Many have suggested that the Anfielders will be unable to compete for the trophy again next season as they look to balance Champions League commitments with domestic football, but Lambert says that his aim is to help the club to win the league:

“I’m here to help push the club forward, they’ve had an unbelievable season and just missed out on the title.” He is quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

“Whatever role Brendan Rodgers has for me, I hope I can just help them push on again and hopefully clinch the title.

“That is everyone’s dream, and that is what we’ve got to believe we can do.”

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