Jamie Redknapp on why Liverpool won’t sell Rickie Lambert today

Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert is reportedly on the radar of Aston Villa.

Jamie Redknapp has told Sky Sports that he does not expect Liverpool to sell Rickie Lambert today.

England international striker Lambert has been linked with a move away from Anfield on transfer deadline day.

Struggling Premier League club Aston Villa are keen on signing the 32-year-old, according to BBC Sport.

Lambert, who joined Liverpool from Southampton in the summer of 2014, has struggled for playing time and form so far this season.

In 17 Premier League appearances, the Englishman has scored just two goals and created seven chances, while having a pass accuracy of 69% and a shot accuracy of 45%.

With Raheem Sterling playing as a centre-forward in recent weeks, Lambert is now behind the youngster, Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli in the pecking order.

However, Redknapp believes that Lambert will not be let go by Liverpool so far into the transfer window because they will have no time to replace him.

“It is difficult to get the right player in,” the former Liverpool midfielder told Sky Sports this evening. “There are not that many options out there.”

Is Redknapp right?

One cannot help but agree with Redknapp on this issue. Villa may be looking for a proven goalscorer to help them in that department, but Liverpool are unlikely to sell Lambert.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is unlikely to use Lambert regularly between now and the end of the season, but the former Bristol Rovers star adds depth to the squad.

Perhaps the situation with Lambert could change at the end of the season, but for now Lambert looks set to remain at Liverpool.

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