Charlie Adam hopes for a start with Liverpool in the Carling Cup final against Cardiff City.

Adam admits he may not get an opportunity to try his luck from a free-kick this time around - though he doesn't mind which Reds player takes them if one of them can help the team to victory.

On the competition to take free-kicks at Liverpool, he told a pre-match press conference: "There are so many of us now who want to take them!

"But when you come to a club like this and have so many talented players who want to be involved, it's incredible. I am delighted to be here and playing alongside the lads here.

"It's been a tough competition for us playing every game away from home. I think we deserve to be where we are and if we play as well as we can on the day, we'll have a good chance of winning the trophy.

"That has been our aim since the start of the season - it's the first cup final of the season and we're in it. We'll enjoy the occasion and try and win the first trophy."