Mignolet reveals effect Kolo Toure has on Liverpool dressing room

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Kolo Toure has been recalled to the side recently as Liverpool looked to return to consistent winning ways.

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has been explaining the effect that experienced centre-back Kolo Toure has on the side. 

Toure has recently come into the side following the poor form of Dejan Lovren, who signed for £20 million from Southampton in the summer.

The past three games has seen a slight upturn in Liverpool's form, and a degree of improvement to the Reds' defence.

Mignolet told the club's website: "Kolo tries to motivate the lads before the game and during the match as well. He's got good experience and can help settle a few of the lads down while he is playing."

Toure has come into the side along with Lucas Leiva as manager Brendan Rodgers has tried to save the Reds' season.

He added: "They are both very experienced players who work their socks off every day in training if they are playing or not. So they are very professional and it's always pleasing to see when they come into the team that they are ready to do a job and you can always count on them to do that."

The Ivorian is evidently a big character, as has been displayed with some obvious expressions of emotion on the field during his short time at Anfield, whilst Lucas seems to have a similar leadership effect on the side in a different way.

Lovren was player brought in to provide leadership, but it seems as though the leaders of the defence had not been in the starting line-up for a while in the form of Toure and Lucas. 

Mignolet's form has also been under the microscope this season as he has had an error-strewn start to the campaign, with the odd eye-catching performance thrown in. It seems, for his own confidence, he could do with Toure staying in the side for a little while longer.

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