Balotelli's form has come under intense criticism in recent weeks, but Toure believes that the Italian will now begin to prove his worth in the final third for the Merseysiders.
"For strikers, goals are like food," the defender told the Liverpool Echo. "Mario needs to feed himself by scoring goals. Now that he has got one, he will do that, definitely.
"Getting that goal will be fantastic for his confidence. He is a great player, he has just been lacking goals. He is one of the best. He has just been missing goals but they will come now."
Liverpool are back in Premier League action on Saturday when they travel to Newcastle United.