Experienced defender confirms contract talks are underway

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Kolo Toure has confirmed that he is in discussions with Liverpool over a possible extension to his stay at Anfield.

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The 34-year-old has only made a handful of appearances in all competitions this season, so it would not have been a surprise had his two-year spell at Merseyside come to an end following the final game.

However, according to the Daily Express, he will reject several offers from abroad as he wishes to finish his career in the Premier League, and is enjoying life at our club.

“Liverpool is a great club for me to stay at. Liverpool is going to be massive,” he explained.

“I play for Liverpool right now and I am very happy and if it was to carry on, I’d be more than happy,” Toure added.

The Ivorian has been mistake-prone at times this campaign, but has shown some glimpses of the player that has won two Premier League medals during his career. His performance in a losing effort against Real Madrid in the Champions League was one of the best individual efforts we have seen this season, proving that there still is enough to suggest that he has a year or two left at the top level as a rotation option.

If we do see the overhaul of the squad that some fans are calling for following the Stoke result, then keeping the experienced players – that have won trophies – will be important to help nurture the bags of potential in the side.

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