No fear for Adam at Anfield

The Scotland international secured a move to Anfield following a

protracted transfer saga that first saw him linked with the club in

January. Blackpool refused to sanction a sale in the New Year, as

they battled for their Premier League lives, but Adam eventually

got his move. The 25-year-old admits he has come a long way in a

short space of time, but the former Rangers man is delighted to be

turning out for one of the most prestigious clubs in world

football. “I wasn’t fearing coming here. I looked at coming to

Liverpool as an honour and a privilege to represent this club. It

wasn’t a fear,” Adam told the Daily Mirror. “If I had any doubts, I

could have sat at Blackpool for four or five years. “I wanted to

come here and play at this level. It was a no-brainer. While other

clubs are big clubs, Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the

world. “Maybe the first couple of weeks you are overawed a little

bit with the quality of the players here. “At the end of the day I

had only played in the Premier League for one season and you come

up against people like Stevie [Gerrard], Dirk [Kuyt], Luis [Suarez]

– established, top-class players. “Now though, they are team-mates.

That is how I look at it. “There has been a rapid rise in my career

since I left Rangers, but I have always aimed for an opportunity to

play regularly for a club of this stature, and I want to continue

doing that.” Adam has bought into the Liverpool philosophy since

arriving on Merseyside and admits he is loving every minute of his

time with the Reds. He added: “I love it. When I hear the name

‘Liverpool’ it brings a smile to my face and that is why I am

delighted to be here. “I’m not one for waking up in the morning,

but since I’ve been here I’m up at quarter past seven, looking

forward to training. I just love being at this club. “When I was at

Blackpool, it helped that I only lived 15 minutes down the road. We

had to be in for 10am and I would be getting up at quarter past

nine. “Here, I’m getting up early because there’s a buzz and a

feel-good factor about coming in.”