His performances pinging the ball about in the Blackpool midfield convinced Liverpool to shell out £9m for his services.
Since that transfer in 2011 Charlie Adam (26) has made just 37 appearances for the Reds, scoring two goals.
Now Tony Pulis hopes a deal can be completed to take Charlie Adam to Stoke City, while Turkish club Fenerbahçe are also reported to be interested.
Keep your eyes peeled on excitable Jim White on Sky Sports News as the annual transfer deadline day frenzy kicks off.
In the meantime, enjoy Charlie Adam’s best bits in the heart of Liverpool’s midfield in this animated GIF, carefully compiled by the Paddy Power Blog team.
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