Borini tipped to star for Cats
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is backing Fabio Borini to make a huge success of his season-long loan spell at Sunderland.
The Belgium international knows the Stadium of Light well, having spent three seasons there where he became a fans favourite before his summer move to Anfield.
Borini has made a temporary move in the opposite direction as he looks to get himself back on track after a stop-start maiden season with the Reds.
And while he is not eligible to face his parent club on Sunday Mignolet has seen enough of the 22-year-old to predict a bright future.
"I know Fabio can do really good things over there, it's a place where he will enjoy playing football," he said.
"Once he starts scoring goals the fans will love him as well.
"I think it's a very good place for him to be and he will definitely do well for the club. I'm hoping the club does well."
Mignolet has had a good start to his Liverpool career, keeping clean sheets in his first three league matches.
He believes he has established a good relationship with another summer arrival, former Manchester City centre-back Kolo Toure, which has helped him settle in.
"Kolo and I get on really well because I speak French and so does he, and he plays in front of me," he told the club's official website.
"We have a very good connection at the moment. We speak with each other not only about football, but things outside of the game.
"I get on with him really well."