Liverpool signing Kolo Toure says he was able to get along with Mario Balotelli when they were with Manchester City.

Toure used to joke with Balotelli about his relationship with former City manager Roberto Mancini.

He told the Daily Mail: "I came from Arsenal, where everything was so straightforward. The manager was so calm. Mark Hughes was the same, he was great. But Mancini was different. Balotelli was not a problem for me. You just had to know how to handle him and I knew how to get along with him. He kept asking me, 'Why aren't you playing, Kolo?' I said, 'Ask your father, Mancini'."

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