Brendan Rodgers hopes to see Kolo Toure help Brown at Celtic

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers at the end of the match

Toure completed a move to Celtic on Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool's Kolo Toure during the press conference

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has told the club’s official website that he is hoping to see Kolo Toure be of great assistance to Scott Brown in leading the team.

Toure completed a move to Celtic on Sunday afternoon, signing a one-year deal at the club.

It sees him reunite with former manager Rodgers, who was also the man to take him to Liverpool after his exit from Manchester City.

Manchester City's David Silva in action with Liverpool's  Jon Flanagan and Kolo Toure

He has been brought to the Scottish champions to add some much needed quality to their defence, while it is also hoped his vast experience can be of benefit to the team.

And Rodgers says the Ivorian can be of great assistance to Brown in helping lead the side.

“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,” he told the club’s official website.

“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.”

Celtic's Scott Brown celebrates with the trophy and team mates after the game

It remains to be seen if Toure is the only defensive recruit to arrive at the club this summer.

Celtic are weak in that position, with it being a widespread belief that they need signings if they wish to compete, especially in the Champions League.

Rodgers will likely have come to the same conclusion during his time at the club so far and it will be interesting to see if he looks to sign more players to fix the issue in what remains of the current transfer window.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers at the end of the match

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