Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers hails 'leader' Kolo Toure

Rodgers hails 'leader' Toure
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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praises the leadership qualities of summer signing Kolo Toure.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed the leadership qualities of Kolo Toure following the defender's move from Manchester City.

The 32-year-old Ivorian, who is currently sidelined with a groin strain, has impressed for the Premier League leaders during the opening few weeks of the season.

"Kolo is the type of character that I love in a back four, an organiser and a leader," Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

"I think whether he's playing with Daniel Agger or whether he's playing with Martin Skrtel, you need that leadership."

Toure could reportedly return from injury for Liverpool's Premier League trip to Swansea City on Monday.

Liverpool's Kolo Toure in action during a friendly match against Olympiacos on August 3, 2013
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