Liverpool won 1-0 at Tynecastle in the UEFA Europa League, just the result manager
New boss Rodgers came in for some criticism after the hiding at the Hawthorns but was confident enough to travel to the first leg of its play-off in
Liverpool wobbled a few times in front of a passionate home crowd but an own goal by Scotland defender
And, according to Reds midfielder Adam, it is the ideal boost ahead of the visit of City.
"I think that was the biggest thing (about the win)," said the Scotland international.
"We bounced back from losing the game at the weekend, which everyone was disappointed with.
"We knew it was going to be a difficult tie but we came through it, we won 1-0 and we look forward to Sunday now.
"The champions are coming to Anfield but they know they will be in as hard a game against us, as we know that we are going to have against them.
"Man City are a top team with top players but we have good players as well so we are looking forward to it, it will be a big match.
"We will recover and then sit down on Saturday and see where it takes us.
"We know if we play to the top of our capabilities we will have a right good chance to win the match."
Former Rangers player Adam was jeered by the Hearts fans but shrugged that off and insisted that Liverpool was well worth its win.
"It was good to be back," Adam said. "When you leave Scotland, it is not very often you get the chance to come back and play against Scottish clubs.
"It was a good game and a good victory, I think it was fairly justified.
"We controlled large parts of the game and passed the ball really well and probably could have nicked one before half-time.
"But over the piece we are happy and we are looking forward to the next leg."
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