"I think the adaptation will be much easier," he told liverpoolfc.com. "I believe he'll feel as though he's coming home because his formative years as a young player were here in Britain and the game in this country suits him.
"He's technically strong, he's a good finisher with both feet, he can play central or on the sides in a 4-3-3 up front, he's quick, and he's tactically very good.
"He is arguably the best physical player I've worked with in terms of his pace, power and fitness. Mentally, he's very strong. We've got a player who is on the up and someone who I think Liverpool will benefit from."