New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to put his stamp on the first team squad at the club as soon as possible, with midfield arrivals seeming likely after Clint Dempsey and Joe Allen were both linked with transfers to the club.
With the likes of Steven Gerrard, Alberto Aquilani, Lucas Leiva and Jordan Henderson also all fighting for a central midfield role, that will quickly become one area of the pitch where competition for places is fierce.
Charlie Adam will be hoping that he can do enough to suggest to the new manager that he can be a key player for him in a midfield triumvirate, but to do that Adam needs to improve a few key areas where he let himself down on the pitch at times last season.
A new mentality and playing style will have an impact on who Rogers thinks should start the majority of games for Liverpool. Here are five things Adam needs to improve to be included in the Reds' plans going forward.