Following his protracted move from Blackpool, Charlie Adam was glad to finally don a Liverpool shirt in their opening pre-season game of the summer during their tour of Asia.
Adam played the final 45 minutes as Kenny Dalglish's side ran-out winners against Guangdong Sunray Cave in a thrilling contest on Wednesday.
And following his debut, the Scot was keen to heap praise on Damien Comolli, so often the architect of Reds signings, on bringing him to the club.
"It was a good moment for me to put on the red shirt for the first time. As soon as I knew the opportunity to come to this club was happening I was delighted because I was desperate to come to this club," he said.
"I'm very grateful to the manager and (director of football) Damien Comolli for bringing me here and I just want to try to get fit for the start of the season now. We will keep working hard and be ready for the start of the season."
Liverpool have returned to Asia tour for the first time since 2009, a continent that is obsessive about the five-time European Cup winners, and even the 25-year-old Adam was taken aback by the level of support.
"When you join a big club like Liverpool you expect to have so many supporters and we have got that all over the world," he added.
"No matter where you go in the world you are representing Liverpool and it's just an honour for me to be at this club. I can't wait for the next game now."