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Really? Rickie Lambert admits he regrets dream Liverpool move

Rickie Lambert admits he regrets making his move to Liverpool.

The former Reds and Southampton striker announced his retirement this week.

Lambert admits he should have never settled as a bit-part player under Brendan Rodgers.

"I was getting well paid but I never started playing football for the money," he told the Daily Mail.

“And when I decided to go to Liverpool I sacrificed a regular first-team place and that was when I started to fall out of love with it.

“I never should have accepted being on the bench, even though Brendan Rodgers had made it clear to me I would be back-up for Suarez and Sturridge.

“I was never as quick or as technically good as the best players, but in my own head, when it came to actually playing, I could convince myself I was the best.

“But when I joined up with England I felt lucky to be there, and it was the same at Liverpool.

“And when I look back now I realise I lost something mentally as a player, by allowing that to happen."

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