Kolo Toure has lavished praise on ‘unbelievable’ Liverpool and compared Jurgen Klopp’s league leaders to Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ side.
Liverpool have enjoyed a record-breaking start to the league campaign and are closing in on a first top-flight title in three decades, the Reds currently 25 points clear at the summit as the Premier League pauses amid the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Defeat at Watford in late February, however, means that Liverpool – where Toure also enjoyed a three-year spell – will not match Arsenal’s 2003/04 feat of an unbeaten campaign, though the Ivorian insists the Merseyside club remain an ‘unbelievable team’ following their consistency this season.
“Liverpool have been unbelievable and what they have been doing is unbelievable – winning every game,” Toure said in an interview with The Independent. “We didn’t do that. We won a few games and drew a few games. But Liverpool are an unbelievable team.”
Toure has reflected on his former teammates from that legendary Gunners side, admitting he learned a lot from the experienced professionals in the Arsenal set-up as they became just the second side in English football history – after Preston North End in the inaugural football league season 115 years prior – to complete an undefeated season.
“Unbelievable. We had Martin Keown, Sol Campbell, we had Dennis Bergkamp. All those guys were unbelievable guys, brilliant guys, really honest people,” he said.
“I learned a lot from them. I learned a lot from them. What I learned from this team, that’s what I want to share, to the players, to the club I’m working with. Winning is not everything, but doing everything to win is very important.
“The one thing I really like about the Premier League. It doesn’t matter where you come from – if you are good you will play. People judge you on what you do. I really like that.”