Liverpool have confirmed their striker Rickie Lambert has left Anfield and joined West Bromwich Albion on a permanent transfer on 31 July.
The 33-year-old boyhood Reds fan made a switch to the Merseyside club along with Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren from Southampton last summer. He struggled during the 2014/15 season.
The England international made 36 appearances in all competitions and scored only three goals. The Baggies' manager Tony Pulis confirmed his side's interest in signing Lambert. After a disappointing year, Lambert has left Liverpool and completed a switch to The Hawthorns.
"Liverpool FC have today confirmed that striker Rickie Lambert has completed a permanent switch to West Bromwich Albion," a statement on Liverpool's official website read.
"The boyhood Reds fan sealed a move to Anfield from Southampton last summer to cap a meteoric rise through the divisions for the Scouser."
"Lambert found the target three times for the club in 2014-15, including a maiden goal at Champions League level in November. Everybody at the club wishes Rickie all the best for the future."
Lambert's departure will not be a blow to the Reds. Brendan Rodgers has strengthened the Reds' attacking division. Christian Benteke was signed from Aston Villa as he followed Danny Ings, who joined the Reds from Burnley.
Besides, Divock Origi returned to Anfield following his loan spell at Lille. The trio joins Daniel Sturridge to lead the strike force for the new season. They also have the services of the Italian duo of Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini, who are now surplus to requirements at Liverpool.
The former Manchester City striker and his compatriot are set for Anfield exit, according to talkSPORT. Lambert's move to West Brom will be a blow to Tottenham as their manager Mauricio Pochettino was interested in reuniting with the former Southampton striker at White Hart Lane, reports The Times.