KOLO SIGNS FOR LIVERPOOL
Liverpool recently brought in former Arsenal and Manchester City defender Kolo Toure on a free transfer. He signing comes at an important time for the club according to manager Brendan Rodgers. The club recently lost the services of defender Jamie Carragher, who retired from football at the end of last season.
Replacing Carragher was always going to be one of the toughest jobs in football because of the quality shown by the former England international over the last two decades. However, Rodgers is confident that Touré will be capable of doing that exactly because he has a lot of Premier league experience.
As a result of joining Liverpool, the Ivory Coast international becomes one of the few members of the squad to have won the Premier league. He lifted the title with Arsenal in 2004 and also with Manchester City only recently.
As a result of the signing, Rogers has said that he does not need to go into the transfer market in search of a new defender. Of course, the situation may change depending upon the future of Daniel Agger, who continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona. The Spanish champions have made an offer of £ 17 million for the player, who was recently made as the vice-captain for the club.
"Defensively, I think we’ll be fine. Kolo has been terrific since he came in here. He may be 32 years of age but he’s super fit and in great condition.
"He’s a player who has looked after himself all his life. His age is no barrier and he’s someone with a winning mentality. We have a number of other outstanding centre-halves in Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel," said Rodgers.
The club will be opening the new Premier league campaign with a home match against Stoke City, who have been a bogey team in the past.