With the former Rangers man set to pen a four-year deal at Anfield, Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish can put to an end a six-month chase that begun in January when Blackpool refused to allow their skipper to move as they fought for their Premier League survival.
However, that battle ultimately ended in defeat, and Adam had made it clear that, after an impressive debut season in the top-flight, when he was shortlisted for the PFA Player of the Year award, he was not interested in returning to the Championship.
25 year-old Adam will become Dalglish’s second signing of the summer following the £20m capture of former Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson in June. He will travel to Merseyside to undergo a medical this evening.
Liverpool now have an extensive number of midfield options, with Adam joining Henderson, skipper Steven Gerrard, player of the year Lucas Leiva, aswell as the likes of Christian Poulsen, Raul Meireles, Joe Cole, Maxi Rodriguez, Dirk Kuyt, Milan Jovanovic and Jay Spearing, whilst they have also had a £15m bid for Aston Villa’s Stewart Downing rejected.
With Dalglish looking to stamp his mark on the squad and trim those players that he isn’t keen on, the likes of Poulsen, Cole, Maxi, Meireles and Jovanovic look most likely to leave. So far only Meireles, who joined from Porto last summer, has attracted genuine interest, Italian giants Juventus keen on the Portugese international.