Luis Suarez wasted no time at all in showing Liverpool debutant Charlie Adam why he is one of the most talked about men about town, after turning in an impressive performance in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Sunderland.
The South American striker opened the scoring at Anfield, latching on to Adam's free-kick delivery to set the Reds on their way, before being pegged back by Sebastian Larsson's stunning volley to draw the Black Cats level.
Adam though watched in awe as Liverpool's No.7, playing his first game for Kenny Dalglish since his return from the Copa America - where he was voted player of the tournament - added to his growing reputation on Merseyside.
"It's good to see him back because he's a top player," Adam told Liverpoolfc.tv. "Everybody has been talking about how good he is.
"I think you could see why he is at this club. Like I say, he's a top player and he took his goal well."
Reflecting on the home stalemate, Adam admitted his disappointment at Liverpool's failure to get their 2011-12 campaign off to a winning start, but remains optimistic about the season ahead.
"The goal we lost was disappointing," he continued. "You could say we could have nicked it in the first half but in the second half maybe we didn't do enough to win the game.
"It was nice to get the assist but the important thing is the team winning. We are disappointed with a draw. It's not the best start but there are plenty of games to go."
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