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Adam finds his inspiration at Anfield

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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."

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