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FOOTBALL: Liverpool signs Kolo Toure

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2013 | 8:56 AM

Liverpool have completed the signing of Manchester City defender Kolo Toure.



The 32-year-old Ivory Coast international moves to Anfield on a two-year deal after his contract at Etihad Stadium ended.



Toure made 102 appearances for City after joining from Arsenal for £14 million in July 2009 and was part of the team that won the Premier League in 2011-12.



However, he played only 18 games in 2012-13 and was left out of the club's Champions League squad.



Toure joins the Merseyside club following the retirement of fellow central defender Jamie Carragher and with uncertainty over the future of Slovakia international Martin Skrtel.



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In seven seasons at Arsenal, Toure won the FA Cup twice and was part of the 'Invincibles' squad that went through the 2003-04 season unbeaten to win the Premier League.



However, he missed out on City's 2011 FA Cup success after being suspended for six months in March of that year for failing a drugs test.



Toure is Liverpool's fourth signing of the summer so far, following forwards Luis Alberto and Iago Aspas, and goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.