Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is delighted with his capture of AS Roma striker Fabio Borini.

Rodgers outlined the reasons why he was so keen to bring Borini to Anfield.

"Fabio fits the model of what we're trying to do in building not only for now, but also for the future," he said. "He's a big talent, 21 years of age, he scores goals, and his passion, focus and concentration is a very important part of his game - and a big part of what you want from a player.

"I think the supporters will love him. He's a multi-functional player who can play in a number of positions and someone I believe has got great growth. I'd anticipate that over the next two or three years he'll really progress and I'm sure do very well for Liverpool.

"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."

Borini will be expected to play a prominent role in the coming season, and while Rodgers has high hopes for the 21-year-old he is keen not to have unrealistic expectations.

"I don't want to put any unnecessary pressure on him. I believe he's one who can impact now - and he still has a lot of learning, growth and a lot to achieve in the game," added the Northern Irishman.

"To leave a club like Roma having done very well for them shows the pull we have as a football club."