If there’s one player who Southampton fans respect more for guiding them back to the Premier League, it’s Rickie Lambert.
Rickie Lambert's still got it! pic.twitter.com/mZ4UzFx3sh
— talkSPORTDrive (@talkSPORTDrive) September 4, 2019
The now 37-year-old retired striker joined the Saints back when they were in League One in 2009, and five years later the former England international was scoring for the south coast side in the Premier League after three 20+ goal seasons that led Southampton back to the English top-flight as numbers from Transfermarkt show.
Despite being retired, Lambert recently showed that he still has ability left in his locked after scoring a sensational halfway-line goal in a charity match, and Southampton fans on social media were amazed, to say the least.
Here is how some Saints fans reacted to the wonder striker on Twitter…
A Saints legend and a lovely bloke.
— Debbie (@SFC_Debs) September 4, 2019
— charle.91 (@CharleEg91) September 4, 2019
Brilliant …. Saints legend and a gent !
— Toby Lea (@toby_lea2) September 4, 2019
One of our own
— SaintsFC Fan (@SfcFan3) September 4, 2019
— Steven Williams (@stevenwills11) September 4, 2019
Slightly tighter shirt but hes still brill #COYR
— Duncan Fisher (@bdger123) September 4, 2019
What a player
— Dean (@ClarkKent1979) September 4, 2019
Always thought he would have carried on as a midfielder in the lower leagues…. fav servant for #saints
— Journalist John (@Editorjohn) September 4, 2019
Lambert joined Liverpool after five years with Southampton.