23 Apr 2016

Anfield Boost: Klopp confirms 'fantastic' £65k-a-week star will play for 'Liverpool' next season

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure is out of contract this summer, and with only one month of the season remaining, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has given the strongest indication yet that Toure will be at Anfield next season.

When asked about Toure's future on Friday, Klopp hailed the veteran defender as 'very important, even when he doesn't play', and on the subject of a new deal, Klopp added:

"A big part of Kolo's future is at Liverpool. He's one of the most impressive people I have met, but now is not the right time to speak about his future".

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, but a recent poll on the site shows that Liverpool fans still have great faith in the Ivorian to do a job for the team:

Liverpool legend John Aldridge is also a fan of Toure, and in a recent column for the Liverpool Echo, he enthused:

"[Toure] is an absolute diamond of a fella, a true gentleman who is loved and respected by everyone. He's a top pro and has been a fantastic player too".

Toure probably feels like he has a couple of years left as a player, but perhaps Klopp has a coaching role in mind for him?

Author: Jaimie K


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