Varney: Charlie will be Anfield star

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LUKE Varney has tipped former Blackpool team-mate Charlie Adam to seize his chance at Liverpool and make a success of his move to Anfield.

Former Seasiders loan striker Varney is also settling in at a new club following his move from Derby to Portsmouth. It may not be as big a step Adam has taken, but Varney insists the Scot won’t be at all daunted by his new surroundings.

Varney said: “It’s a big move but he can handle it. He has a good temperament to cope with what he faces and he certainly has the ability.

“His passing is superb and he is a goalscorer as well. With quality players around him at Liverpool he will only improve there.”

And Varney insists Adam won’t be happy to bide his time but will be anxious to become a first-team regular without delay. The 28-year-old added: “Charlie is very ambitious. I feel he will do well at Liverpool.

“Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson are already there and able to play in the middle of the park, along with people like Lucas.

“But Charlie will go in there and give Kenny Dalglish a headache because he will want to play every week – and when he gets the chance he is determined enough to take it.”

“People have to stop thinking Charlie has just popped up on the radar because of his years at Blackpool. He has been at a massive club in Rangers and played Champions League football. He knows what to do.”

As for his own £750,000 move, Varney said: “I came down here and Steve Cotterill really impressed me. He has great drive and really wants to get this club promoted. I really feel working with Steve will help improve me.”