CHARLIE ADAM hopes Brendan Rodgers can instil the same fearless attitude in Liverpool as he did at Swansea City.
And if the Northern Irishman achieves that then it can help the Reds correct their inconsistent league form of last season, according to 26-year-old Adam.
The Scotland international is part of the squad which has jetted out to the United States for the start of their two-week North American tour and after an injury-plagued end to last season, Adam is looking forward to the new campaign.
“The owners brought in a new manager who has been in the game a long time,” said Adam.
“It doesn’t matter who you are, if the owners think you have got the right credentials to take the club forward in the way they want to do it, that’s great.
“Just look at what the manager achieved at Swansea.
“They played some terrific football last season and deserved every plaudit.
“Brendan Rodgers identified the players who would be able to play the system of football he believes in and they played with total belief and absolutely no fear.
“If he can get his ideas to work here like he did at Swansea, then I am sure he will be a successful Liverpool manager.”
A year ago Adam opened his Liverpool account by scoring the first goal in the 6-3 friendly win over a Malaysia XI in Kuala Lumpur and the former Blackpool midfielder is now preparing for matches in Toronto, Boston and Baltimore.
The Reds’ first competitive game arrives on August 2 in the third qualifying round of the Europa League and although Adam acknowledges reaching the Champions League is the long-term goal, he remains excited about playing on the continent this year.
Adam added: “Everyone wants to play in the Champions League. It’s the pinnacle.
“For us, we’re in the Europa League. We want to try and get into the group stages and try and win every game.
“That’s the expectation of this club. It’s the expectation of the supporters and the players inside the dressing room.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
Despite victory in the Carling Cup and an FA Cup final appearance, Liverpool’s season was largely remembered for their frustrating form in the Premier League.
“The table never lies and we simply weren’t good enough to get higher than eighth,” admitted Adam. “But that’s gone now. We’ve got a new manager, who has new ideas and the feeling here is that we can do much, much better.
“Of course, things don’t happen overnight in football. But if you have the right balance, the right group of players and you work hard, anything can happen.
“Manchester City and United were up there last time because they were consistent. We were inconsistent. We drew too many games.”