CHARLIE ADAM says the chance to enjoy occasions like Sunday’s Carling Cup final were the main reason he joined Liverpool, but has warned against the dangers of underestimating opponents Cardiff City.
The Scot has become an integral part of Kenny Dalglish’s side since his arrival from Blackpool last summer, making 31 appearances.
He is in line to feature against Cardiff at Wembley this weekend, and insists the prospect of silverware was one of the biggest factors behind his move to Anfield.
Adam said: “That has been our aim since the start of the season – it’s the first cup final of the season and we’re in it. We’ll enjoy the occasion and try and win the first trophy.
“This is a massive club and it has been to a number of finals before, and won trophies home and abroad.
“When you get an opportunity to come to the club, you want to win trophies. We’re in the first cup final of the season and we’ll go there and try and win it. That’s why we’re sat here at such a wonderful club – we want to win trophies. Getting the opportunity to do it at Wembley will be nice, and we know if we play as well as we can on the day we’ll have a chance of winning the trophy.”
Adam believes the Reds, who have beaten the likes of Stoke, Chelsea and Manchester City – all away from home – en route to the final, deserve their chance to lift the trophy.
He did however, admit that their Championship opponents will be given the utmost respect.
“It’s been a tough competition for us playing every game away from home,” he said. “I think we deserve to be where we are and if we play as well as we can on the day, we’ll have a good chance of winning the trophy.
“But you always give respect to the opposition, no matter who you’re playing.
“They’ve come a long way, they’re a good side, with a good manager, Malky Mackay, who is Scottish as well, which helps! They are on the right road. We’re looking forward to the game, it’s going to be a tough match. If we win the game then great and if we don’t we’ll dust ourselves down and move on.”