Charlie Adam feels he has settled well into life on Merseyside, but the Liverpool midfielder insists there is no danger of him becoming complacent, as he is on a mission to prove he is not a one-season wonder.
The 25-year-old Scot capped a stunning debut campaign in the Barclays Premier League, with a return of 13 goals for Blackpool, to attract interest from a host of top clubs.
However, it was Kenny Dalglish who won Adam's signature, and he arrived at Anfield during a busy close season for the Reds.
"I hadn't played in the Premier League until last season and people judged me on how I performed for Blackpool," he told Match magazine. "But I want to show that I can be a Premier League player on a consistent basis, and that I'm good enough to play for Liverpool.
"The expectation levels here are really different to what they were at Blackpool. We are expected to win every week, whereas that wasn't always the case last season. But having that kind of challenge is something I really look forward to."
Adam admits he still has to pinch himself at the idea he is turning out for a club that is held in such high regard, not only in England or Scotland, but right around the world.
"My family and my mum and dad are proud, but no one is as proud as me to be a Liverpool player," he continued. "Not many people can say they've had the chance to play in front of the Kop every week with over 40,000 fans behind them.
"I come in every day with a smile on my face, and when you're sat in the dressing room watching all the top players walk in, you realise what you're a part of."
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