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Kieran Tierney hails Kolo Toure, explains the crucial role he plays on pitch for Celtic

Kolo Toure during his time with Liverpool

The teenage left-back believes Toure's vocal nature will be vital for the Bhoys.

Kieran Tierney celebrates scoring the first goal for Celtic

Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney has told reporters, via the club's official Twitter account, that it is Kolo Toure's vocal nature on the pitch as well as his experiences which will be such a crucial addition for the club this season.

The Bhoys signed Toure on a free transfer after his release from Liverpool as the centre-back reunited with his former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers at Parkhead.

The 35-year-old is yet to play a competitive game for the Hoops as he builds up his match fitness, but has already been hailed by many of his new teammates for the impact he has had in the dressing room.

Liverpool's Kolo Toure during the press conference

Tierney, who was the young star of the Celtic defence last season, has lined up alongside the Ivorian veteran on the training pitch and believes his vocal playing style will be a big help for his fellow defenders this term.

The 19-year-old left-back explained, as quoted by Celtic's official Twitter account: "His experience is brilliant. He's always talking on the pitch & very commanding. It's brilliant to have him in defence."

Liverpool's Kolo Toure and Emre Can in action with Manchester City's Yaya Toure

Toure's first competitive appearance for Celtic will be his 500th in senior football, and the centre-back certainly brings huge experience to Glasgow as he embarks upon the next chapter of his 14-year career in the UK.

His involvement may be limited by fitness issues, but as he showed in the final weeks of Liverpool's campaign last term, he still has the defensive ability to make a difference at the back when available for selection.

Rodgers is delighted to have linked up once more with the two-time Premier League winner, and will relish the concept of having him as a senior figure in the dressing room and on the field this term.

Kolo Toure during his time with Liverpool

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