Liverpool defender Kolo Toure reveals his contract decision

Kolo Toure Ivory Coast

The Ivorian centre-half has revealed that he is unsure whether he will be at Anfield or not next season.

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has admitted that he has been offered a new one-year deal at Anfield, but needs to give the contract careful consideration before making a decision.

The Ivory Coast international has been on the Merseyside club’s books for two seasons, but has only started six Premier League games this season.

With Brendan Rodgers preferring Emre Can, Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho in his rearguard, Toure effectively has been playing fifth choice behind Dejan Lovren also.

With the African eager to play more football next season, he has admitted that he is weighing up the Reds’ new one-year deal

“My agent is talking to the club so we will see in a few days,” Toure is quoted as saying by The Liverpool Echo.

“The club have to think and I have to think as well.

“It is a decision and that is why I need to think very hard and then take a decision and stick with it.

“It is very important to know what you are facing. Whether you are going to be playing or not. I need to do the right thing for me and my family.”

Toure is now 33 and as such will want to play more regularly with his career entering its twilight years.

The former Manchester City defender has been a useful addition to Brendan Rodgers’ squad but has been most used as a back-up in recent times.

The experienced defender started 15 Premier League games last season and also starred against Real Madrid in the Champions League earlier this term in the Champions League.

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