5 Nov 2015

Surprise Start? 'Tremendous' £65k-a-week Liverpool star trains in Russia after unexpected injury recovery

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure just can't get a break this season. Every time he starts a game, he gets injured, which curtails his chances of staking his claim for a regular place in the team. The 'tremendous' Ivorian is made of stern stuff though, and it looks like he may be back from his latest injury ahead of schedule.

Toure's season season so far:

* 17 Sep: Started against Bordeaux, but subbed on 28 minutes after being clattered by Simon Mignolet.

* 01 Oct: started against Sion, but subbed off again after picking up a another injury.

* 28 Oct: Started against Bournemouth in the League Cup, but pulled up lame after 33 minutes, and got subbed off yet again.

Toure seems incredibly injury prone at the moment, and after the Bournemouth injury, the Liverpool Echo claimed:

"Kolo Toure suffered a hamstring strain in the 1-0 win over Bournemouth [and] it’s feared that he will be out for two to four weeks".

Well, it looks like Toure has made a miracle recovery, as he's travelled to Russia for today's Europa League clash with Rubin Kazan.

As the following photo shows, Toure trained with the rest of the team on Wednesday evening, which suggests he may be in contention for tonight's game:

If Toure is fit again, there's a strong possibility that he may feature in tonight's game. Skrtel and Sakho have played a lot of games recently, and Klopp could decided to go with a Toure-Lovren partnership.

If selected, Perhaps Toure will actually make it through a full game for once? In my view, there's no point risking Toure again, and it's not really advisable to swap out both centre-backs.

There will inevitably be changes to the team, but some element of continuity is required, especially in defence, and in my view, that means keeping one of either Skrtel or Sakho in the team.

Should Toure - who reportedly earns £65k-a-week at Anfield - start today?

Author: Jaimie K


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