Liverpool to sign Man City veteran Kolo Toure from July 1st 2013.
Liverpool have agreed a deal in principle to sign Manchester City defender Kolo Toure on a free transfer, reports the official club website.
The 32 year-old will provide some much needed cover at the back given the likely exodus of centre halves at Anfield.
Jamie Carragher has retired from football in order to become a pundit for Sky Sports alongside former Manchester United right back Gary Neville, and there are question marks over the futures of both Martin Skrtel and Sebastian Coates.
That leaves Daniel Agger as rather a lonely figure in the Reds back four, and it is likely that the team will reinforce further beyond the signing of Toure.
Kolo Toure was part of one of the best Arsenal defences of recent times, reaching the UEFA Champions League final of 2006 with ten consecutive clean sheets, and he earned a transfer to the emerging power of Manchester City in 2009.
Although Toure was made captain early into his career at the Etihad Stadium outfit, he lost the armband to Carlos Tevez in 2010, and soon lost his place in the starting line-up, as Vincent Kompany, Joleon Lescott and Matija Nastasic overtook him in the pecking order.
He has a chance to start afresh at Anfield, where he will play a senior role in the side.