As Liverpool prepare for their midweek friendly encounter with Rangers, former Ibrox man Charlie Adam looks ahead to the challenge posed by one of his old clubs.
The 25-year-old Scot made his name in Glasgow under the stewardship of Paul Le Guen, and enjoyed some special moments playing for the SPL giants, which included goals in the Old Firm derby and the UEFA Champions League.
After moving south of the border, Adam's career has gone from strength to strength, and his reward for a thoroughly impressive debut season in the Barclays Premier League earned him a summer switch to Anfield - a move that he describes as the pinnacle of his career.
"I'm looking forward to it," he confirmed. "I was surprised when the friendly was announced but it's certainly one I'm looking forward to because it's not very often you get the opportunity to go back and play against your former club.
"Hopefully it will be a good game and we can get the right result which is important because winning breeds confidence. If we can win that it will give us a boost going into Saturday's game with Norwich."
Both clubs have enjoyed plenty of success over the years, both domestically and in Europe, and Adam expects Tuesday's encounter to epitomise Rangers and Liverpool's hunger and desire to win.
But when asked to compare his views on the respective clubs, the Reds midfielder was in no doubt about which team he thinks will come out on top.
"It's hard to say - Rangers obviously get 50,000 supporters for home games and the Liverpool fans are also so passionate and fanatical about their club.
"It is a real honour for me to be a Liverpool player," he added. "I wouldn't ever swap anything about being here and hopefully I can be here for a number of years and do really well for this club."
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