Liverpool’s new signing Fabio Borini says he already feels like part of the group following his £11 million switch from Roma.

The 21-year-old joined up with his new team-mates on the pre-season tour of America and is enjoying the camaraderie within the squad.

Borini is Brendan Rodgers’ first signing since assuming control of the club and he has been struck by the humility of some of the biggest names at the club.

“It is a really good group of honest people here and they’re really nice guys,” he told the club’s official website.

“I got inside the group very quickly and they’ve helped me (settle). If I need something, I’ll ask no problem and they’ll show me.

“Stevie G and Carragher are the key men and the key players of the club, Glen Johnson is always helping me, Joe Cole does too because I knew him before I came here.

“Dani Pacheco has maybe helped me the most because I stayed with him in the hotel and he has shown me around the city centre.”

The attitude of the Italy international is believed to have impressed his team-mates. Borini was allowed extra time off because he was part of Italy’s Euro 2012 squad.

However, he rejected that offer by Rodgers in favour of joining up with his team-mates so that he can be fully integrated before the start of the campaign.

He added: “I am looking for an apartment now. I’ve already got a car and phone and I am trying to settle very quickly so I’ll just need to think about and focus on football. That is the most important thing.

“The lads have already told me about an Italian – San Carlo in the city centre. I’ve been there once already with Dani Pacheco and Suso and it was very nice!”


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