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Adam must leave Liverpool to play

August 29, 2012
By Mike Whalley

Charlie Adam has been warned by his manager that he may have to leave Liverpool if he wants regular first-team football.

Charlie Adam
PA PhotosCharlie Adam: Not in Brendan Rodgers' plans

Brendan Rodgers has indicated to Adam that he will only be a squad player at Anfield this season. Adam was not involved on Sunday as Liverpool drew 2-2 with Premier League champions Manchester City, and is understood to have acknowledged that he needs to move on.

The 26-year-old, who arrived from Blackpool last summer, has been linked with Everton and Fulham, although it is not thought either club could match his salary at Anfield.

Rodgers said: "I've been open and up front with all our players. I think you saw on Sunday that our spirit is very strong in the group.

"But the reality is that players want to play. Everyone knows where they stand at the moment, and over the next few days, one or two of them might have decisions to make - in terms of whether they want to be a squad player or whether they want to play regular football somewhere else.

"Charlie's a very good player. He'll be a pivotal part of the Scottish national team going forward. He's a terrific player, with a good left foot and he will score goals. And I'm sure he'll do very well for Scotland."