Kolo Toure
Kolo Toure [Reuters]

Kolo Toure has hailed Brendan Rodgers' crucial role in Liverpool's impressive form in the league this season.

The Reds are fourth in the table with 56 points from 27 games, leading fifth place Tottenham Hotspur by six points. The Merseyside club could qualify for next season's Champions League if they manage to maintain their recent league form.

Liverpool have not lost a single game in the Premier League since the turn of the year as they are unbeaten in the last eight games played in the competition.

The Anfield outfit are favourites to finish the season in top four as they are looking to make their way back into Europe's elite club competition since 2008-09.

Toure joined Liverpool last summer on a free transfer from Manchester City. The former Arsenal defender claims the Reds remain focussed and concentrated to finish the season on a high.

"We have a great manager here. He knows what he wants and as a player he gives you confidence," Toure told the Liverpool Echo.

"Whatever you do, he will always help you. It doesn't matter if you have made some mistakes, he keeps talking to you and keeps believing in you. He's a really intelligent manager."

"Every day the training sessions are always amazing and that can only improve our quality. Coming to Liverpool has been amazing for me. When I came here I saw a group of players who were really focused and concentrated," he said.

Toure believes the former Swansea manager has made a lot of changes since he took over the reigns at Anfield. The 32-year-old feels with Liverpool's current form, they are in the position to beat any team.

"I think the manager has done so well - since he came here a lot of things have changed. Teams know that when we play at home we can destroy them," Toure explained.

"At the beginning of the season no one was expecting us to be where we are now. We just need to enjoy it, give 100% and fight for each other to win games. If we work together we can beat any team."

Liverpool make a trip to St Mary's Stadium as they take on Southampton in the next league fixture on March 1.