Liverpool’s Kolo Toure set for new 12-month deal - report

Kolo Toure Ivory Coast

The Guardian state that the Ivorian will stay at Anfield for another campaign.

Liverpool are widely expected to be one of the busier Premier League teams in the transfer market this summer, with the Reds needing to refresh their playing squad ahead of next season.

This will involve a number of players leaving Merseyside, with Kolo Toure out of contract and seemingly heading towards an exit.

However, The Guardian have stated today that the veteran African centre-half could well be in line for a new 12-month deal to keep him with Brendan Rodgers’ squad.

The 34-year-old has slipped behind the likes of Martin Skrtel, Emre Can and Mamadou Sakho in the Northern Irishman’s preferences, despite Liverpool more often than not operating with a three-man defence since the start of the year.

As such, Toure has only started seven Premier League games this season and as such is firmly a fringe player in the club’s eyes.

Although not the player he once was, the veteran has on occasion shown that he still has what it takes to operate at the top level, especially against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu earlier this season.

However, with Europa League football to play next season and a fight for recognition on a number of fronts, the former Arsenal and Manchester City man could well be retained to add depth to Rodgers’ contingent.

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