Liverpool’s Kolo Toure: Contract talks underway, I want to stay

Kolo Toure Ivory Coast

The veteran Ivorian is a free agent this summer, but is appears that he is set to stay at Anfield.

Liverpool are widely expected to shake up their playing squad this summer following a season that failed to deliver silverware or a top four finish.

The Reds will look to bring a host of new faces to Anfield, while some of the existing contingent will be deemed surplus to requirements.

Kolo Toure is one of the current crop that was being touted for an exit from the Merseyside club, with the veteran Ivory Coast international’s current deal expiring this summer.

Despite this and the fact that he spent the majority of the campaign as a back-up for Brendan Rodgers’ men, it appears that the African is set to pen a new deal.

Toure has stated that he is keen to remain with the Reds and that talks per a new deal are underway.

"I think the situation will be resolved soon," he told reporters, published in Goal.

"We are talking. There are few things more but we will see. Liverpool is a great club for me to stay at. Liverpool is going to be massive.

"I love Premier League football and I played all my years here and if I can finish here [at Liverpool] it would be great.

"I play for Liverpool right now and I am very happy and if it was to carry on, I'd be more than happy.”

Despite Rodgers reverting to three central defenders midway through the campaign, Toure only started seven Premier League games in 2014-15.

The 34-year-old’s experience could well be a valuable asset, but the veteran would surely remain as a fringe figure if he does stay at Anfield.

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