‘Kolo Toure is an absolutely magnificent signing for Liverpool’

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler believes Kolo Toure will prove to be an "absolutely magnificent" signing for the club

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Kolo Toure has been capped 103 times by Ivory Coast Photo: Ailura/Wikimedia

Robbie Fowler believes Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure will prove an “absolutely magnificent” signing for Liverpool.

The Reds secured an agreement with the 32-year-old free agent in May after veteran centre-half Jamie Carragher retired at the end of the season.

Toure has won Premier League titles during spells with Arsenal and Manchester City, and Fowler, who scored 183 goals for the Reds, believes the African will prove a good acquisition.

“I’ve played against him numerous times and he is a fantastic player,” Fowler told Liverpool’s website.

“I’m sure coming to a new club will spur him on that little bit more and he will want to do well. He will want to play. I think he will try hard in training and a little bit of pride will set in.

“You look at his performances over the years for Arsenal and Manchester City – he has been magnificent in the Premier League. Let’s hope that he comes to Liverpool and carries on that magnificent form.

“He’s been a fantastic player. His experience will be vital for Liverpool, especially after losing Carra. Carra was unbelievable for Liverpool and, if anything, he was probably Liverpool’s best defender last year. He will be a big miss.

“I don’t know if Kolo Toure will play all of the games, but Liverpool as a team and a squad certainly needed a lot more numbers. Brendan is doing that right now. Toure has been there and worn the T-shirt in the Premier League so I think his signing is absolutely magnificent.”

Toure has scored 13 goals in 407 Premier League appearances during spells with Arsenal and Manchester City.

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