Rafael Benitez is confident new signing Mauricio Pellegrino will prove to be a valuable addition to the squad over the remainder of the season.
Pellegrino has signed on a six month contract with the option for a further year and Benitez is well aware of the qualities the former Valencia man will bring to Anfield.
He said: "When you think of Mauricio Pellegrino you think of a winner. He has a lot of experience, he's won a lot of trophies and he has the right mentality for this team.
"He has signed for six months with the option of another year. We are happy with the deal and so is he.
"He has said he wants to come here, to play and to do the best he can. He is always thinking and talking about football and, as I said, he's a winner. I'm pleased we've signed him.
"People will say that he's not very quick and they are right, but in terms of tactical awareness he is one of the best.
"Signing him will mean I can now give Sami Hyypia and Jamie Carragher a rest from time to time. But even when he's not playing he'll be cheering the team on from the stands and in training he'll help the young players. That's the type of person he is."