Lambert arrives for medical

  • Last Updated: May 31 2014, 17:09 BST

Rickie Lambert has arrived in Liverpool for a medical with Brendan Rodgers' side ahead of his move from Southampton.

Rickie Lambert: Set for Liverpool medical
Rickie Lambert: Set for Liverpool medical

The 32-year-old travelled to Liverpool on Friday night following England's 3-0 friendly victory over Peru at Wembley where the striker was an unused substitute.

After staying in a city centre hotel on Friday night, Lambert arrived at the Spire Liverpool Hospital shortly before 9am in a Liverpool Football Club vehicle where he joined the club's doctor - Zaf Iqbal.

It is understood a fee of £4m has been agreed between the two clubs for the Kirkby-born striker.

Lambert spent five years in the club's youth side from the age of 10 before being released in 1997 and later joining Blackpool as a trainee.

Liverpool have also agreed personal terms with the frontman who will head to Melwood later in the day to complete his medical.

Lambert is expected to fly to Southampton late on Saturday before rejoining Roy Hodgson's England squad prior to their departure to the United States for the friendlies with Ecuador and Honduras ahead of the World Cup.

Subject to the formalities of the deal being completed, an announcement confirming Lambert's capture is expected on Monday.

Lambert notched 14 goals last season and has scored 117 in 235 appearances for Southampton since joining the club for £1m from Bristol Rovers in 2009.

Meanwhile, Liverpool's improved £25m offer for Lambert's team-mate Adam Lallana is understood to be final and it remains to be seen whether 26-year-old the will also be heading to Anfield ahead of next season.