Liverpool's newest acquisition Fabio Borini has shown his delight at moving to Anfield and at his return to the Premier League where he started his professional career.
The Italian international passed a medical yesterday and proceeded to sign a long-term deal with the Reds, which links him back with manager Brendan Rodgers. Rodgers is familiar with Borini from their days together at Chelsea and Swansea City.
The 21 year old is sure to bring a new look to the Liverpool attack, which struggled mightily last season. Borini has expressed his confidence that he can produce results in the Premier League.
"I felt really good because I wanted to come back to England one day. I knew sooner or later I would be back,” he said. "Being back with Liverpool is even better because I can show the people what I can do - we've got the Europa League and lots of things to play for.
"I hope to achieve the maximum I can, by scoring goals, getting into the Champions League and all of the things the club also wants - and all the other players.
"It's a top club that has won a lot of trophies in the past, and will do so in the future we hope as well."
Borini is new manager Rodgers's first acquisition since replacing Anfield legend Kenny Dalglish at the helm. He says the new youngster is an integral addition to the squad, and fits the club's mission moving forward.
"Fabio fits the model of what we're trying to do in building not only for now, but also for the future," Rodgers 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."
Liverpool will soon embark on a pre-season tour of North America, and then return and begin their Premier League campaign away to West Brom on August 18.