Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Fabio Borini is the best athlete he's worked with.

Rodgers had Borini at Swansea City and also worked with him at Chelsea.

"I think the adaptation will be much easier," he told "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."