Newly signed Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has revealed that he left Liverpool to play regular first-team football.
The 26-year-old joined the Potters in a £4million deal on Friday after realising that he did not fit into the playing style professed by new manager Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.
"When a new manager comes in, he's going to want to change the way he's going to play," Adam said in The Sun. "That's the way it goes, that's football.
"At my age, I wanted to play every week. I owe a lot to Liverpool and those who brought me there.
"But I respect Brendan Rodgers, he's a top manager."
Adam joined Liverpool from Blackpool last summer.