14 Oct 2011

CHARLIE ADAM: "We haven't played as well as we know we can..."

Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam has today given an honest assessment of the club's season so far, and with the Manchester United game less than 24 hours away, he admits that there are 'nerves and excitement' in the squad ahead of the game.

Adam, who in my view has been excellent for Liverpool since signing, observed:

"I still don’t think we’ve played as well as we know we can, but that happens when you bring in so many new players. We’ve had a couple of bad results since the start of the season but we’ve reacted in the right way...we’ve shown glimpses of being a very good side, and hopefully we can continue that on Saturday".

Adam is acutely aware of the task ahead against Man United, and what the game means to the club and the fans:

"We’re confident going into the game but...there’s always going to be nerves and excitement because you’re playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world. It’s a massive game for the supporters and a massive game for the players. It’s not about sending a message, it’s about pride and performance".

How can Liverpool beat Man United?

"The key normally in these games is in midfield, and if we can get a grip of the game in midfield then we can win the match

"We have to win every game at this club, and that’s the challenge, and if we can beat Man United on Saturday it will be a big confidence boost going into the following games".

Jaimie Kanwar


  1. Tornike Khomeriki2:12 pm, October 14, 2011

    Agree w/ him that we need to grab the middle and do everything to keep it.

  2. We will most likely play a wide game. With the aim of (1)getting in crosses to a striker who can't head the ball or touch the ball for that matter,  (2)loosing the ball in the centre. The tactic will inadvertently allow Man Utd to dominate us and win. (See Tottenham). However because its Kenny Dalglish he obviously knows best so i will just use the same old worn out drivel "In Kenny we trust". Sounds like a load of gobs**te.   

  3. He's right that the key to these games in recent times has been in the middle, which is why I wouldn't play Adam in this game. The last few times we've beaten them it's been because we've had more energy through the middle and were able to overrun Carrick and whoever partnered him, even if they had greater quality.

    Sticking Adam in there would give us the slowest player in the middle of the park instead though, thereby allowing them the opportunity to get a foothold in the game and to get the ball forward to their matchwinners in more dangerous positions more frequently. They've already got better players than us so increasing their chances of dominating the centre of the pitch also would be a no-no for me.

    I'd even stick Spearing in over Adam for this game tbh, and just have to hope that Ferguson continues to stick Carrick in against us!

    Oh well, I know Adam will be out there though, so hopefully he can prove me wrong... :-)

  4. Some crazy comments.
    Did n't we beat them last season at home 3-1 with Kenny has manager?

  5. Adam is a waste of space and will go down in history as with the other ' we dont remember'. Please could someone sign him at the end of the season. Let me think when we talk about world class midfielders in Europe, does Adam pop up, no it effing doesn't. He is s***.