Liverpool Seal Charlie Adam Switch - SBNation.com
We've known it was coming for a while and now it appears to be official according to people all over the world wide webs. The mysterious Liverpool summer in which they stockpile central midfielders and fail to address their core needs (LB, CB, and both wings). It really leaves you wondering, doesn't it?
I like Adam as a player and he's certainly better than Henderson is right now. That said, I'm not sure he's better than Meireles. Whether he's better than Gerrard depends on which Gerrard shows up this year. None of the above are better than Gerrard at his best but all of them might be better than broken-down, injury-plagued Gerrard. Assuming that the Liverpool captain is somewhere in-between those two models coming into the new season, I have a hard time guessing where he falls in the pecking order. One thing we do know is that unless he's physically unable to go, politics at Liverpool are such that he'll be in the line-up regardless of where age/injury have left his ability to perform.
So what next for Liverpool? Does this signal the end of Meireles in red? (If Fab4 is leaving Arsenal they could do far worse than Meireles as a short term replacement while they're waiting for Ramsey, Wilshere, and the next young guy Wenger buys to grow into their prime. Just a random thought but one I suspect will find its way into the gossip rags soon enough. Alternatively, he'd be a great buy/exchange for Villa is they can't keep hold of Downing.