Charlie Adam is ready for the huge step forward in his career, as he goes from 'washing his own kit' at Blackpool to playing for a club challenging for Europe next term..
“It's not a problem to wash your own kit. That's life and part and parcel of being a footballer,” Adam began.
“To come to a club like this, and to be able to walk out at Anfield in front of 40,000 passionate fans who back the team to the hilt, home and away, is something I'm looking forward to.
“It's a challenge that I've got to be ready for, because if I'm not, it's going to be tough. I look forward to trying to get into and help the team, because the lads did very well when the new manager came in last season.”
Adam is pleased to have Kenny Dalglish’s backing, and the 25-year-old will have a plethora of talented midfielders to fight for position with ahead of the coming campaign.
The Scottish international is happy to learn as well as play with the Merseysiders though, and believes working under Dalglish can help develop his game.
“Fortunately I've got a manager who wanted me to come again in the summer and I was just delighted to get that reward and join this club," he continued.
“I think I'll still be learning for the next 40 years about the game. I like to enjoy the game and I like to learn.
“This move to Liverpool I see that as another step forward. I'm just fortunate enough that I've been able to play with some good players who have helped me get to this position but I don't want to rest and just say that I'm here to make up the numbers.
“I came here to play and to hopefully help the team."
The £7 million signing is not overwhelmed by the talent in the Anfield dressing room, and Adam sees the competition as an incentive to reach his maximum potential.
“If you look around the dressing room there are internationals everywhere, but I want to try and play the way I can - the way that got me here.
“I can't change my game - I just want to try and play the way I did last year and the couple of years before, improve as a player and get better.
“I'm only going to do that playing with these players that are in our dressing room and if I get an opportunity to play then I'm looking forward to it.”