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Adam finds his inspiration at Anfield
Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam says he has fully adjusted to life at the club and is feeling more enthusiastic than ever about his football.
Adam, the Scotland international, made the £7 million switch to Liverpool from relegated Blackpool during the summer. The playmaker admits that he was intimidated by the quality of his new team-mates in the first few weeks, but now feels a key part of Kenny Dalglish's squad.
"Maybe the first couple of weeks you are overawed a little bit with the quality of the players here," Adam told The Mirror. "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 also revealed that the move to Merseyside has changed his training habits, after settling into a comfortable routine while he was plying his trade under Ian Holloway at Bloomfield Road.
"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," he said. "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."