Kolo Toure, Ivory Coast and FC Liverpool
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Thirty-two year old Toure is the latest and oldest Liverpool recruit since manager Brendan Rodgers took over from Kenny Dalglish at Anfield last summer.
"I saw him play a lot of games last year," Rodgers reported on Liverpoolfc.com. "I saw him play at Aston Villa and in a lot of other games and I thought he was Manchester City's best player."
In his successful career, Toure has won three FA Cup's and two league titles to date.
"Kolo's experience is going to be really important for us - but not just that. He's someone with a winning mentality," Rodgers continued. "There weren't too many available who were better than Kolo Toure. He's played with big clubs, he understands what a winning mentality is about.
"He's a good man as well - he knows what the culture is like at a big club."