20 Feb 2016

Anfield Alert: 69% of Liverpool fans urge FSG to sign 'fantastic' £65k-a-week international to new deal

As expected, Liverpool crashed back down to earth last night with a draw against relegation-threatened Bundesliga side Augsburg, but despite the underwhelming overall performance, the Reds kept another clean sheet, which is (arguably) the only positive to take from the game. Kolo Toure played an integral part in LFC's defensive solidity, and Reds fans have called for the club to renew his contract this summer.

In a recent column for the Liverpool Echo, Red legend John Aldridge enthused:

"[Toure] is an absolute diamond of a fella, a true gentleman who is loved and respected by everyone. Look at how the fans of Arsenal and Manchester City treat him when he goes back there; he's a top pro and has been a fantastic player too".

Toure - who reportedly earns £65k-a-week - is simply a solid, dependable, no-nonsense centre-back, who gets the job done with the minimum of fuss, and when he's fully fit, he's a real asset to the team.

That said, the arrival of Joel Matip appears to be another nail in Toure's Anfield coffin. His current deal expires at the end of the season, but a poll on the site this week shows that Liverpool fans still have great faith in the Ivorian to do a job for the team:

That is an emphatic vote of confidence, and after two clean sheets in a row (a rarity for Liverpool this season), Toure surely has to be in the running to start the League Cup final against Man City next week?

The game will obviously have extra significance for Toure, and if he plays next Thursday and helps Liverpool beat Augsburg, he'll deserve his cup final place on merit.

Author: Jaimie K


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