Liverpool signing Rickie Lambert: Istanbul was best day of my life!

Liverpool new-boy Lambert, a £4m signing from Southampton, will have enamoured himself to the club's fans with his latest statement.

Rickie Lambert's first interview upon his Liverpool return is telling - it is the stuff that football fans relate most to, as it tells a story of how an adult footballer can regress into a juvenile state as he fulfils a childhood fantasy.

For Lambert, who has gone from bricklayer to League Two footballer, then progressed all the way up the league ladder until he represented Southampton in the Premier League and England in a full international, it will arguably not get any bigger than representing the Three Lions at the World Cup and a club - Liverpool - about to re-enter the most lucrative football market; the Champions League.

It is that same competition that Liverpool, the management, the players and the supporters, crave the most. It has given them thrilling nights and the greatest in modern times, the come-from-behind penalty edging of AC Milan in 2005, ranks high amongst Lambert's most memorable evenings.

When asked what his greatest moment as a Liverpool fan was, he swiftly replied via the club's official website: "It's easily Istanbul. I wasn't able to go, but I went to all of the home games.

"The Chelsea game still stands out for me. I was on holiday with my mates and we watched it [Istanbul] - it was one of the best nights of my life, without a doubt. I think every Liverpool fan would say the same!"

Lambert joined Liverpool after a £4 million switch from the Saints.

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