Liverpool new boy Charlie Adam is ready to fill the void created by the continued absence of Steven Gerrard in the Reds midfield, after the club captain suffered a setback in his rehabilitation from an ongoing groin injury.
The announcement that Gerrard is undergoing treatment for an infection in his groin will have undoubtedly been met with dismay from Liverpool's fans, whose hopes of making a strong start to the campaign have been dealt an untimely blow. Not if Adam has anything to do with it though.
The 25-year-old Scot insists he is ready to sacrifice everything to help Liverpool enter a new era of winning trophies. "I came to Liverpool to win titles and I would trade in anything for that, even if it meant not scoring at all next season," he said.
"I can't wait to get started and hopefully this will be a successful period in my career and in the club's history. At the end of the day you get judged on trophies and as a footballer you want to win as many as you can. This club has had a lot of success over the years, so let's get back to doing that."
Since Adam's £8million arrival at Anfield, Reds boss Kenny Dalglish has further strengthened his midfield ranks with the addition of Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing, so he's fully aware of the task that lies ahead in order to cement his place in the Liverpool starting line-up.
"Liverpool have many other talented midfielders, the likes of Steven Gerrard, Lucas Leiva, Raul Meireles and Jordan Henderson," he continued. "I think the competition for places will be good for the club. I thrive on that type of challenge and I'm sure the other lads will as well.
"I want to learn and there are some of the best players in the world at this club, so if I can learn from them I am going to improve as a player. That is my aim.
"I see this as the perfect development for me to come here, play with such wonderful players and hopefully help the team to win trophies, because that's the most important thing."
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