Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Kolo Toure Is A Class Footballer, Says Agger

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger feels the arrival of fellow centre-back Kolo Toure will provide invaluable experience as the club prepares for the upcoming season.

Toure made the switch to Anfield after his move from Manchester City earlier this month, and Agger is pleased to have him at the club.

"He's been around so long, he knows what he is doing. He is a good guy too," Agger told "I haven't played with him much yet, but he's a class footballer. We've known that for a long time, so it's no surprise."

The 32-year-old spent much of last season as a spectator, appearing only 18 times for City, and was also left out of the club's Champions League squad.

But he became Liverpool's fourth summer signing, arriving on a two-year deal following the retirement of Jamie Carragher, and will be eager to impress his new boss.

With over 100 international caps for the Ivory Coast, Agger believes the likes of Toure are key if the club are to progress and challenge for the Champions League spots once again.

"He is talking a lot on the pitch, he is well organized and he is physically on top. He is an all-round player. He's good," Agger added. "Experience is important for the team. We need it if we want to reach our goals."

Toure isn't the only one catching the eye of the Dane, with Agger admitting that he has also been impressed with goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

"He's been impressive in training. He's a great shot stopper. We know him from Sunderland and he's been good," said the 28-year-old.

The shot-stopper joined from Sunderland last month as a ready-made replacement for Pepe Reina, who is set for a loan move to Napoli.

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