Toure: ‘I want to stay at Liverpool’

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has expressed his desire to extend his stay at the club by signing a new deal.

The Ivory Coast player, set to represent his country at the upcoming African Cup of Nations, has only played 27 league games for the club since arriving from Manchester City in 2009.

His contract is up in the summer and as of yet, discussions have not opened regarding a new deal.

Kolo, brother of Manchester City star Yaya, told the Liverpool Echo: “All I can do is go there, do my best, then come back and fight to show that I’m still a top player.

“If I get the chance to stay for another year, I will be happy – but it’s not up to me.

“If I was going to stay, I would maybe have expected to hear something by now.

“I don’t think too much about the future. I will enjoy every single minute at this club and keep giving 100%.

“My career has been great. I’ve played for three fantastic clubs.

“If I can continue playing for this amazing club, I would love that — but if I need to go somewhere else to keep playing then I will.

“This kind of situation when you leave your club during the season is always difficult.

“What do you do as a player? It’s tough. You don’t like to miss matches for your club.

“But when the time comes, for us as Africans, we want to make our continent and our country proud.

“At the end of the day, I’m African, I’m from the Ivory Coast.

“If I get a call from my country I have to go. I am finished after this. I hope I will finish on a high.”


Steve Osborne                        @Pack3rNa7ion

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