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Crystal Palace persist in pursuit of Liverpool forward

As reported by The Express this afternoon, Crystal Palace have not given up on their pursuit of Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert.

The England international’s dream move to Merseyside materialised last summer after netting 28 Premier League goals in two seasons for Southampton, having originally left Liverpool’s academy way back in 1997. It’s been a troubled time for the 32-year-old at Anfield however, managing just five starts in the league for his boyhood club and scoring only twice.

Crystal Palace attempted to end Lambert’s Liverpool hell on January deadline day, as one of five clubs linked to his services, along with West Brom, Hull City, Aston Villa and QPR.

The 6 foot 2 front-man opted to stay with the Reds despite Brendan Rodgers accepting a £5million bid from the Villa Park outfit claims the Express above – who also report that Palace boss Alan Pardew is now determined to bring Lambert to South East London in the summer.

That will largely depend on The Eagles avoiding the drop however, who currently lie just four points above the relegation zone.

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