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The Reds take on Roberto Mancini's side at Anfield on Sunday and the Scotland international knows how important it was to register a victory after their defeat at West Brom

Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam believes the Reds' Europa League victory over Hearts has given them the perfect boost ahead of Sunday’s clash with Manchester City.

Brendan Rodgers’ side fell to a disappointing 3-0 defeat at West Brom in their opening Premier League fixture, but bounced back with a hard-fought victory in Edinburgh on Thursday night.

Next they face the champions at Anfield, and Adam is sure their 1-0 win over the Jambos has given the Reds' players the confidence to beat Roberto Mancini’s side.

"I think that was the biggest thing [about the win]," he told Sky Sports. "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 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."

The 26-year-old continued to play down rumours over a possible exit from Merseyside, insisting he has no plans to move on.

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

"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."

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