Kolo Toure wants new Liverpool deal

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The 35-year-old Liverpool defender wants a contract extension.

Quoted by Sky Sports, Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has admitted that he wants the club to offer him a new contract, with his existing one set to expire in June.

The 35-year-old has found himself rolling back the years since Jurgen Klopp joined in October, producing a host of commanding displays at the heart of the Reds' defence to put forward a strong case for himself regarding a new deal.

There is no way getting away from his age, however, and Klopp, set to preside over his first transfer window since replacing Brendan Rodgers, may want to put his own stamp on things during the summer.

Still, Toure, one of the German's first-choice centre-backs while Mamadou Sakho remains suspended following a failed drug test, has done pretty much all he can do regarding a new deal, but the Ivorian insists he will respect Klopp's decision whatever happens.

“I am just enjoying my time in this club – fantastic club and fantastic supporters. We will see what will happen and you will have to ask the manager," he said via Sky Sports.

“I want to stay. It’s a great club to play in, but the manager has his plan and any decision I will respect. He is a top manager and he knows what he is doing."

Even on the biggest of stages, Toure reminded everybody how age is but a number as the former Arsenal man impressed in the 3-1 Europa League final defeat by Sevilla in Basel last night, displaying a turn of pace which many assumed had long since deserted him. 

A lot of Liverpool fans will think he still has a lot more to offer.

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