Reds legend praises Carragher and hails Toure.
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has believes the signing of Kolo Toure from Manchester City will turn out to be a great piece of business, the Daily Mail reports.
The 32-year-old completed his surprise switch to Anfield last week and Fowler sees him as the ideal replacement for the now retired defensive hero Jamie Carragher.
The former England man left a hole at the back of Brendan Rodgers’ back line and the club has been linked with a number of high profile replacements, but former goal ace Fowler believes he is a great player to start with.
“I’ve played against him (Toure) numerous times and he is a fantastic player,” Fowler told Liverpoolfc.com.
“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.”