Kolo Toure cites "top manager" Brendan Rodgers as he finds new home at Celtic

Ex-Liverpool defender links up with his former coach

Kolo Toure, Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool Football Club defender Kolo Toure, left, and manager Brendan Rodgers answer questions during a news conference, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in New York. Liverpool will take on Manchester City Football Club at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday in the Guinness International Champions Cup. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

New Celtic defender Kolo Toure says the opportunity to work with manager Brendan Rodgers again was too good to refuse.

The former Liverpool centre-half has been reunited with his Anfield boss after agreeing a one-year deal at Celtic Park.

Toure joined Rodgers' Liverpool in 2013 and remained for three seasons before being released by current Reds boss Jurgen Klopp this summer.

He says the manager's influence was key in his decision to sign.

"He is a top manager. For me, he is one of the best. He did a great job at Swansea then he came to Liverpool, did a great job again, and I am sure he will do a great job here," he said.