He told The Sun: "Keane is a creator - just like Kenny Dalglish.
"He scores goals but he creates a lot too and that will be good for Liverpool.
"I really loved playing with Kenny because he always knew when to feed the ball to me.
"Keane can play that role for Liverpool because he has good vision and a good sense of the space around him. That will suit (Fernando) Torres to the ground.
"It's his hold-up play that is the key because he can bring Torres even more into the game.
"He can bring the best out of his team-mates and everyone around him will benefit."