Rodney Marsh asks whether West Brom star Lambert has Southampton regret

Rickie Lambert

Rickie Lambert left Southampton to join Liverpool in the summer of 2014.

Former Manchester City man Rodney Marsh has questioned on social networking site Twitter whether West Bromwich Albion striker Rickie Lambert regrets trading high-flying Southampton for Liverpool in 2014.

The 33-year-old spent five season with the Saints, helping the club rise from League One to the Premier League with 106 goals in 207 league appearances.

However, Lambert opted to leave Southampton and join boyhood club Liverpool before moving on to West Brom in the summer transfer window following a disappointing 2014-15 campaign at Anfield.

In today's early kick-off, Lambert found himself as an unused substitute as the Baggies crashed to a 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace, leaving his side momentarily in 15th and four points above the drop zone.

Lambert has often found himself out of the first team so far this season, a far cry from when he was leading the line for the Saints and pushing the club on to a Europa League spot.

While age maybe taking its toll, Lambert made the decision to leave the South Coast when he still had plenty to offer, and Marsh feels that he could now be regretting that decision.

What now for Lambert?

The former Bristol Rovers man will get game time at The Hawthorns, although for now it appears that he is almost certainly to play second fiddle to strikers Saido Berahino and Salomon Rondon.

It’s difficult to say what role Lambert would have at Southampton should he have opted to stay there, especially considering the success of his replacement Graziano Pelle.

Now, though, he, like many other footballers, must live with his decision and look to the challenges ahead as West Brom look to establish themselves as a mid-table club under boss Tony Pulis.

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