Charlie Adam is a key component of Kenny Dalglish's new look Liverpool side. The Scotsman arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2011 for £7m after proving one of the surprise packages of the previous Premier League season with Blackpool. Adam, who plays in central midfield and is known for his broad range of passing, set piece prowess and determination, started his career at Rangers, and after several loan spells in Scotland, he ended up at Blackpool.
Adam's performances for the Tangerines after their promotion to the Premier League were outstanding, and saw him nominated for the PFA Players' Player of the Year Award at the end of the season.
After Blackpool were relegated, however, Liverpool moved quickly to take Adam to Anfield. He continued to impress in Liverpool colours, and has also become integral to the Scottish national side too, for whom he has won 15 caps. In August 2012, he secured a move to Stoke where he now forms part of the backbone of Tony Pulis' team.