Hammill out to impress
Adam Hammill is hoping to use his move to Southampton to prove he deserves the chance in the Liverpool side.
By Peter O'Rourke
Last Updated: 17/08/07 1:56pm
Liverpool youngster Adam Hammill is hoping to use his move to Southampton to prove he deserves the chance to try and establish himself in Rafa Benitez's plans.
The England Under 19 international, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at Dunfermline last season helping them reach the Scottish Cup final, is determined to make the breakthrough at Anfield.
Hammill was loaned out to Southampton in July as Benitez continues his policy of sending out his best young players so that they can garner valuable first-team experience.
The exciting wide-man is relishing the opportunity to be playing regularly and is hoping to catch the eye of Benitez during his time on the South Coast.
Eager"I am willing to learn and I am eager to show what I can to," Hammill told skysports.com
"I have no problem going out on loan as I enjoyed my spell at Dunfermline last season.
"I am confident in my ability and this season is a learning curve for me in my ambitions to establish myself at Liverpool.
"I talked to Gary Ablett (Liverpool reserve-team manager) and also had a word with Rafa Benitez and they both believe this is the right move for me at this stage of my career.
"They were happy for me to go to Southampton and I think both clubs enjoy a good relationship with Danny Guthrie also having had a loan spell there.
"I am eager to be playing and I enjoyed the taste of playing regularly at Dunfermline."
Hammill believes Southampton manager George Burley can help him achieve his ambitions by making him a better player.
Proven"George Burley is a fantastic manager and he has a proven track record working with young players," noted Hammill.
"Hopefully he can get the best out of me and my performances will be noted by the Liverpool coaching staff.
Hammill has seen the start to his spell at Southampton interrupted by injury and the midfielder is determined to get back playing to help his team-mates recover from their poor start to the season.
"I have settled in well, but I have had a few niggling injuries," said Hammill.
"I played as a substitute against Crystal Palace, but then I felt a niggle again.
"I am hoping to be on the bench against Norwich this weekend and I am confident we can turn things round quickly.
"With the ability in the squad I feel we can achieve promotion and we should be aiming for that."