Kolo Toure: Signed by Rodgers, set for Liverpool release, perfect Celtic addition

Liverpool's Kolo Toure during the press conference

Liverpool's Kolo Toure would be ideal for Celtic's Champions League push.

Liverpool's Kolo Toure during the press conferenceLiverpool's Kolo Toure during the press conference

Kolo Toure's time at Liverpool appears to be coming to a close, with The Mail claiming he will not be offered a new contract this summer.

Toure's current deal ends in June, and new boss Jurgen Klopp appears to want to move on, having already signed Joel Matip from Schalke.

Toure's next move would be uncertain, but one switch he should consider is a reunion with Brendan Rodgers at Celtic, the man who signed him for Liverpool.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers talks to Kolo Toure, Lucas Leiva and Raheem SterlingLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers talks to Kolo Toure, Lucas Leiva and Raheem Sterling

While 35, Toure remains a top talent, playing an important role in Liverpool's run to the Europa League final.

As a Premier League title winner with Arsenal and Manchester City, he has the right mentality to help Celtic in both their title quest and desire to succeed in Europe.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers poses with the Celtic shirt after the press conferenceNew Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers poses with the Celtic shirt after the press conference

His experience would help younger defenders in the Celtic squad, with Rodgers singling him out as an example for Liverpool players to learn from last year.

He was quoted in The Express: "The thing with Kolo is he gives me everything every single day, so I know what I am going to get with him."

Liverpool's Kolo Toure in action with Villarreal's Cedric BakambuLiverpool's Kolo Toure in action with Villarreal's Cedric Bakambu

Toure's reading of the game and prowess in the air is still of a high level, and he could be a real asset to the Celtic squad, being a settling influence in high pressured games against Rangers next season.

On a free transfer it could be a stroke of genius, that while short term, might just pay dividends immediately.

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