Adam grateful for Dalglish faith

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New Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam has said thank you to Kenny Dalglish for maintaining his interest in him, despite having a transfer attempt turned down in Blackpool.

The Reds were denied their move for Adam by Blackpool, who saw their captain as an integral part of their battle against relegation.

But both Dalglish and Director of Football, Damien Comolli, kept up their persuit of the Scottish international and completed the signing last week for around £7million.

Speaking in China ahead of Liverpool’s first pre-season friendly of the summer in Guanzhou on Wednesday, Adam told press, “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.”

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