Auto fire a click event on input type="image"

<?php if ($amLanguage['id'] == AM_DEFAULT_LANGUAGE_ID){ ?> <!--Set the language & fire a click event using id="admin_language"//--> &nbsp;<input id="admin_language" type="image" 
src="<?php echo DIR_WS_CATALOG_LANGUAGES . $amLanguage['directory'] . '/images/' . $amLanguage['image'];?>" 
title="<?php echo AM_AJAX_CHANGES;?>" 
<?php echo ($attributeManager->getSelectedLanguage() == $amLanguage['id']) ?  
'style="padding:1px;border:1px solid #006600;" onclick="return false;"' : 
'onclick="return amSetInterfaceLanguage(\\''.$amLanguage['id'].'\\');"';?> > <?php }else{........

What I am trying to achieve is to have jquery fire of the onclick event for the id=“admin_language” above.

I have tried this (loaded as the last snippet within the <head> -tag) which didn’t work:

<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() {
$('#admin_language').live('click', function() 
{ // do something 
alert('I am here'); 

The alert message appears, but that’s all… I still have to click the image.

Also I have read about delegate() which seems to be better than live() I do have a feeling that all this stuff is well above my head.

So I kindly ask you for the correct way of doing it.

Kind regards
Sara in Sweden