Adam grateful for Reds chance

Adam admitted it was a “tough” period for him during the winter

transfer window when the Seasiders decided to resist Liverpool’s

approach and hold onto a player they saw as vital to their hopes of

staying in the Premier League. Blackpool were ultimately relegated

on the final day of last season, and after Liverpool renewed their

interest in the former Rangers man, a deal was finally completed

last week. Adam is now looking forward to his opportunity at

Anfield. The 25-year-old, who is part of Liverpool’s squad for the

two-match tour of the Far East, said: “I’m delighted to eventually

be here. Obviously it was tough in January with the decisions that

were made and I respected Blackpool in that and I have now been

able to come here and join a wonderful club, a massive club that is

well known all over the world. “Obviously I’d like to thank the

manager for bringing me here and it is a step in my career I’m

looking forward to. “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.” The Scotland

international joined Dalglish at a press conference in China and

the Liverpool boss again refused to be drawn on any potential

transfer activity in the coming days. “We don’t talk about other

people’s players and we certainly don’t talk about our own players;

where they are going or if they are staying or whatever,” he said.

“If you trust the profession that you work for then you can get

your information from the newspapers if you want to get it, but for

us I don’t think it is the proper way to be respectful to anybody

else to talk about players other clubs have that we don’t,” he

said.