Fabio Borini

Liverpool forward Fabio Borini's agent Marco de Marchi has revealed the Italian has had no problems in settling at Merseyside.

The 21 year old, who scored 10 goals in 26 appearances for Serie A club Roma last season, moved to Anfield in a £10.5m deal in July to become new manager Brendan Rodgers' first transfer signing. Borini has worked with the Northern Irishman previously - during his time at Chelsea and also during a loan spell with Swansea City in 2011.

"Fabio settled immediately. He has already been in England and he already knows the Premier League's atmosphere and environment. He spent an extraordinary season with Roma but when he got Liverpool's offer there were several assessments with the club and at the end Fabio decided to accept to go. The presence of Brendan Rodgers on the bench surely had an influence," Sky Sports quoted de Marchi as saying.

Borini has started five of Liverpool's six matches this season and is expected to feature in Rodgers's line-up when the Reds' visit Sunderland this weekend.

Barnes: Don't Put Sterling under Pressure

Meanwhile, former Liverpool winger John Barnes has urged Reds' supporters to avoid piling the pressure on Raheem Sterling.

The 17 year old has started the Red's last two games - against Manchester City and Arsenal - and his impressive performances earned him a call-up to the senior England squad for the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Ukraine.

Raheem Sterling

"I don't want to put any pressure on him at all because he's playing in a team that's not playing particularly well at the moment. It would have been wonderful if he had been coming into a team that was full of confidence and winning matches. He will have had no pressure to perform," BBC quoted Barnes as saying.

"Will there be added pressure on him, because he's in the England squad, to revitalise Liverpool's season? You don't want the pressure to be on a young boy or to rest your hopes on him if your team's not playing well," the 48 year old added.