Adam determined to stay at Anfield

Adam determined to stay at Anfield

Published Aug. 24, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam has reiterated his desire to stay at Anfield despite being linked with a move this summer.

Everton, Fulham and Stoke are all thought to be interested in the Scotland international, who has struggled to make an impact with the Reds since joining from Blackpool last year.

Adam was an unused substitute against West Brom in last weekend's Premier League opener but played the full 90 minutes as Liverpool beat Hearts in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League play-off tie on Thursday night.

Asked if he was still keen to stay under new boss Brendan Rodgers, the 26-year-old said: "Of course I am.


"I still have three years left on my contract, I am happy here and I am looking forward to the rest of the season.

"This is a great club to be part of and a new era started under a new manager and I want to be part of it.

"It is going to take time but we look forward to the rest of the season and try to play the way he wants us to play and hopefully we can get the results."

Adam believes the Reds' win at Hearts has set them up perfectly for a shot at Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday.

Liverpool won 1-0 at Tynecastle, just the result manager Brendan Rodgers was looking for after last weekend's 3-0 defeat at the Hawthorns.

New boss Rodgers came in for some criticism after the Baggies defeat but was confident enough to travel to the first leg of their play-off in Edinburgh without Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Martin Skrtel and Glen Johnson.

Liverpool wobbled a few times in front of a passionate home crowd, but an own goal by Scotland defender Andy Webster after the break gave the visitors a useful advantage going into the second leg next week.

And, according to Reds midfielder Adam, it is the ideal boost ahead of the visit of City.

"I think that was the biggest thing (about the win)," said the Scotland international. "We bounced back from losing the game at the weekend, which everyone was disappointed with.

"We knew it was going to be a difficult tie but we came through it, we won 1-0 and we look forward to Sunday now.

"The champions are coming to Anfield but they know they will be in as hard a game against us, as we know that we are going to have against them.

"Man City are a top team with top players but we have good players as well so we are looking forward to it, it will be a big match."