Dalglish believes Kolo Toure could start for Liverpool v Chelsea

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Liverpool legend King Kenny believes Kolo Toure could feature against Chelsea this afternoon.

Liverpool take on Chelsea at Anfield this afternoon and for Brendan Rodgers he has something of a selection dilemma.

Because while many criticised his team selection for the fixture against Real Madrid in midweek Liverpool actually performed very well at the home of perhaps the world's current best team.

Several players who have been on the fringes at Anfield this season put in exceptional displays, perhaps none more so than Kolo Toure.

His swashbuckling early days at Arsenal are well behind him but he is still a class operator on his day and proved it with this excellent performance against the likes of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez.

For one Liverpool legend this presents Rodgers with a healthy headache.

Because according to Kenny Dalglish, the man who coached Liverpool before Rodgers, Toure may have to play after impressing so much in midweek.

He wrote in The Mirror yesterday evening:

"It was still a creditable performance from Liverpool and it may just breathe a bit of confidence back into the side.

"Players who haven’t had much of a chance this season were given an opportunity at the Bernabeu and they took it.

"I don’t know what Brendan’s selection will be for today’s game against Chelsea at Anfield.

"But it’s going to be a lot harder for him to leave out players like Toure than it would have been before Tuesday night.

"That’s a sign itself that progress was made in Madrid. Brendan got a lot of things right with his selection."

Time will tell if Rodgers decides to give Toure another run out, or reverts to type. If the former proves true, no doubt he has earned it.

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