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Liverpool Cult Hero Wants New Contract

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure wants a new contract to stay with the Reds past the end of this season, but the Ivorian is fearful that no deal is forthcoming, as reported by the Daily Mirror.

Toure has become something of a cult hero at Anfield since joining them from Manchester City, and has been one of the more impressive defenders this season.

Given the poor displays of other central defenders, it could be expected that the Reds might want to secure one of their better performers going forward, but that does not, as of yet, seem to be the case where Toure is concerned.

There have been no discussions over a new deal, and that is worrying Toure somewhat.

He said: “I would be happy to stay here for another season, but it’s not down to me.

“If I was going to stay I would maybe have expected to hear something by now but I haven’t.

“I’m not going to think about my future right now. I will try to enjoy every single minute at Liverpool, giving 100%.”

Liverpool have just faced AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup third round, a repeat of their famous final from 1988, and the first time the two sides have faced off since the rebirth of the south London club.

Liverpool Boss Praises Controversial Real Selection

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has praised the players that he controversially selected for the clash against Real Madrid in the Champions League last night, as reported by the Daily Star.

Rodgers is believed to have rested a series of players in the game, but has now hinted that it might be more difficult for his perceived first team players to get back into the first team after last night’s display.

Despite the fact that the Reds lost the clash against the Spanish giants, the 1-0 result was far better than expected, given their recent poor form, and has seen many in the media react positively to Rodgers’s selection for the game.

As a result, Rodgers has insisted that his star players will not necessarily be back in the first team at the weekend.

He also praised the players that he did choose to play against the current holders of the Champions League.

He said: “Kolo Toure was outstanding, so was Lucas in the controlling role and Emre Can was excellent, so was Adam Lallana and Fabio Borini and Lazar Markovic.

“It might have seemed a gamble, but for me it was not. We are disappointed with the result.

“We have not been consistent enough to have guaranteed starters. I had to change the team after the performance against Newcastle. I have to show trust as a coach and a manager and now we have to be focused on our next game against Chelsea and pick a team to win that one.”