Jay Spearing has welcomed the competition for places in Liverpool's midfield. Although the addition of Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson has increased the competition for places in the centre of midfield, Spearing is pleased to see the new boys at Anfield and has vowed to fight for his place in the team. "I've got more competition to fight against now but that doesn’t bother me," said the Academy graduate. "When you are at a club of this stature you know that in the transfer window they are going to spend money on buying top class players. "I'm delighted with the signings we've made. Adding Adam and Henderson to the squad is a massive improvement for us. They are both great players. "From a personal point of view, I wouldn't say them coming in puts extra pressure on me but it makes me fight more. "I know I need to step up again and prove I can play alongside them or in front of them."