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Coast defender Kolo Toure will be reunited with former Liverpool
manager Brendan Rodgers after joining Scottish champions Celtic on
Toure agreed a one-year contract to become Rodgers' latest signing since he took charge at Celtic earlier in the close-season.
Rodgers also signed Toure for Liverpool in 2013, following the centre-back's previous spells at Manchester City and Arsenal.
Toure, 35, will thrive in the Scottish Premiership and be a big asset to Celtic, according to Rodgers.
"I brought Kolo into Liverpool to add that bit of experience and help
to the centre-halves there at the time," Rodgers told Celtic's website.
"You saw from his impact there and in particular last season, he was a
very important player for Jurgen Klopp towards the end of last season,
playing in the Europa League final."He was outstanding in the big games for me when I was there. He
looks after himself, he's a wonderful professional and he has good
experience."With a lot of young players in our squad, he can really help them
and he can be of great assistance for the likes of Scott Brown, who is a
wonderful leader."But he needs support and help around him as well. It will be nice
for Scotty to have someone behind him who has that real big-game
experience. Kolo can do very well for us."