Adam determined to force his way into Rodgers' Liverpool plans

The 26 year-old Scottish international enjoyed a fruitful relationship with former boss Kenny Dalglish, but is eyeing a big future under new management at Anfield
Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam is eager to impress the club's new boss Brendan Rodgers and extend his stay at the Merseyside club ahead of the coming season.

With Rodgers heavily linked with a move for former charge, Swansea midfielder Joe Allen, many have taken that as an indication that Adam will have a reduced role next season, but the Scot is keen to learn under his new manager and battle for a first-team spot.

"We have a new manager in charge with different ideas of how to play and we want to go in a good direction," Adam told reporters.

"This is one of the biggest clubs in the world, so for Brendan to come here and get us playing in the style he wants is something to look forward to.

“When you bring in your own ideas there is a freshness and a buzz. It takes time and miracles don’t happen overnight, but we’ll look to put his ideas into practice.

"Hopefully the warm-up games will show we’ve taken on board what he has said in the first three weeks he has been here."

The 26 year-old featured heavily for Kenny Dalglish's side last term as they went on to finish eighth in the league, their lowest finish for 18 years, and despite heavy competition for places, Adam is keen to get going and refused to be drawn on his status within the squad at the moment.

"That’s Brendan’s decision. For me it’s about getting fit and being available for him and giving him the options. I don’t see my future away from Liverpool” he added.

“I just want to get fit after missing the last two months of the season, so I’m looking forward to getting some minutes on the pitch.

"Brendan will make the decisions and if that’s me in the side I’ll be delighted, and if not I’ll work even harder to get into the side and impress and show why Kenny brought me here.

“I think we’ll do better this year. We’re a year down the line, we know each other more and with one or two additions we’ll improve.

"The highlight of last season was winning the Carling Cup final and we showed we had good players who could win trophies, which is what it is all about. We were not a million miles away last year. A bit of luck would have helped us.

"We were so close at one stage, but the defeat at home to Arsenal killed our hopes of the Champions League. We need to be more ruthless in front of goal.

“I hope the way Brendan wants to play will suit the players he has here at the moment."