The Swiss fullback told liverpoolfc.tv: "Didi and his wife gave me a very good report on Liverpool. They were here for seven years and they told me that the people were really good, open and friendly. They said I'd settle in very quickly.
"They've been telling me about the Albert Dock. I have been there but am looking at three or four places to live. The club helps with that kind of thing.
"I also know Stephane Henchoz from the international team but I haven't spoken to him about his time at Liverpool.
"But my first impressions of the city have been great from the start. I am very happy here. Now I am looking forward to success on the football pitch."