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Charlie Adam's love affair with the big time in the Premier League might have lasted just one year, but he does leave Liverpool today having won the League Cup during his only season with the club. The Scottish international signed amongst much fanfare from Blackpool last summer, failed to live up to expectation at Anfield, and has been sold off to Stoke City for a fee believed to be Â£4 million.
The set-piece specialist, who failed to hit the ground running at Anfield despite being given plenty of opportunities, should enjoy playing in a Stoke City side where he would probably be the lone ball-passer, and can deliver plenty of wicked crosses from dead ball situations to a strong aerial team.
Stoke have lacked a bit of quality in the middle of the park, and with the pressure of expectation significantly lower at the club, Adam could well thrive in friendlier conditions.
The move is a good one from Adam's perspective as his chances in the first team were likely to be significantly reduced this season with the return to fitness of Steven Gerrard and the capture of Welsh international Joe Allen from Swansea City.
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