"He's a fantastic player and an important player for us," he told Liverpoolfc.tv. "I hope he can score a lot of goals for Liverpool and that I can play alongside him many times.
"We've only been training together for a few days so it's not a lot of time, but the important thing for me is that he is always talking during games. The understanding between us and Steven Gerrard is important as well. He is the midfielder who is passing the ball to myself and Robbie and so the more training we do together the more good things we can do for Liverpool."