Friday, 8 July 2011

Can Adam be the new Alonso for Liverpool?

Liverpool have finally completed the signing of Charlie Adam from Blackpool. The move shows yet more intent from the man Liverpool fans call 'King Kenny' to make Liverpool a force to be reckoned with again. It's no coincidence that Liverpool have been unable to challenge properly since the sale of Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid, the man responsible for much of Liverpool's creativity.

Since his departure, Liverpool have often lacked a killer pass to unlock a defence and have not had anywhere near the same amount of imagination in their side. Charlie Adam is not as big a name as Alonso, having only signed for Blackpool for £500,000 a few years ago, and some may find it strange to compare Alonso to someone who has only had one season in the top flight, but Adam's range and accuracy of passing impressed many last season, even in a struggling side.

If he can produce what he did last season for a side who were eventually relegated, what could he achieve in the red shirt of Liverpool?

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