Kolo Toure explains why he signed for Liverpool

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One of Liverpool's defenders has been looking back on why he opted for a move to Anfield.

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has been speaking to the club’s official website about his decision to move to Merseyside back in 2013.

The Ivory Coast international is coming to the end of his two-year contract at Anfield and it remains to be seen what the future holds for the 34-year-old.

Toure has featured 44 times for Liverpool since arriving on a free transfer from Manchester City, with 20 of those appearances coming this season.

Given his age, his contract situation and the other defenders currently at manager Brendan Rodgers’ disposal, it seems more likely Toure will move on this summer. But whatever happens he appears to be happy with the decision he made two years ago.

“I was at the end of my contract at City and I wanted to still play in the UK, because the way I finished at City for me wasn’t right,” the defender said. “I knew that I could keep doing something.

“This was another chance to bounce back. What a perfect club to bounce back for me.”

Liverpool’s next Premier League match is a huge encounter with newly-crowned champions Chelsea on Sunday.

If the Reds want to maintain their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League they must win, with Manchester United unlikely to lose their fourth consecutive match when they face Crystal Palace.

Toure may still have a part to play, but with each passing game his time at Anfield appears to draw ever nearer.

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