Cape Town - Signing Kolo Toure up to a new deal should prove to be a wise decision from Liverpool, according to former defender Mark Wright.
The Ivorian put pen to paper on an extension to his contract last month, ensuring he will spend a third season at Anfield since arriving from Manchester City in 2013.
Wright, who made more than 200 appearances at the heart of the Reds' defence between 1991 and 1998 and won 45 England caps, believes Toure's experience would have been a big loss had he moved on.
He is delighted to see the 34-year-old commit to Liverpool again as they look to bounce back in 2015-16.
"I think he's a true professional," he told Liverpoolfc.com.
"[He] does everything that's asked of him, plays at right-back, centre-half, sweeper, wherever, he gives his all.
"He comes across as a fantastic pro and a nice man.
"You need to be giving that experience out and giving an opinion and he seems to me one of these people who are liked in the dressing room and that's important as well."