Yesterday, former Liverpool centre-back Kolo Toure turns 39 and fans are wishing him happy birthday on a highlights reel the club Twitter has put together.
Kolo Toure – for his time at Anfield at least – is arguably most famously known for the catchy chant about him and his brother Yaya, which his teammates sang in a hilarious video to have emerged online a number of years ago.
The Ivorian international spent three years with Liverpool before being released in 2016 and spending his final footballing year in Scotland with Celtic. Over his time on Merseyside, Toure became somewhat of a fan favourite and earned the title of ‘nicest footballer’ amongst supporters – the 39-year-old is also well-known for smashing into Phil Dowd after scoring an own goal against Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Many fans have flooded onto the club’s official tweet to wish their former defender a happy birthday. One supporter has called Toure a ‘legend’ whilst another has branded him ‘the most likeable player to wear the shirt’.
— ChielliniLookOut 🏆 (@chielinilookout) March 19, 2020
— Andi👹 (@BlnAndi) March 19, 2020
Kolo Toure – Liverpool cult hero ❤️ ABSOLUTELY 0 haters.
— Hendo Mania (@__Hendo_) March 19, 2020
Greatest defender of all time. Only man to do two invincible seasons. GOAT 🐐
— Knox (@Knoxy991) March 19, 2020
Possibly the most likeable player ever to wear the shirt everyone loves Kolo
— Glyn Taft (@Tyrion_The_Wise) March 19, 2020
Happy Birthday to the best Toure!
— 🇮🇪Harry🍀 (@HarryLombardi) March 19, 2020
Liverpool fans, what is your most fond memory of Kolo Toure? Let us know in the comments!
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