Liverpool made the late decision to retain the services of Kolo Toure and this is proving to be a wise move by the club. Liverpool were recently given a major blow with the news that defender Martin Skrtel, who has been the mainstay in Liverpool’s back four over the last five years, has suffered a hamstring injury that is likely to keep him out of action for up to 5 weeks.
Chelsea midfielder Ramires has rejected suggestions that there is a dressing room mutiny against manager Jose Mourinho and it has been responsible for the club’s worst start to a league campaign in several decades.
The blues stand to miss out on a Champions League spot if the poor run of form continues. The team are 15th of the table after the latest loss against West Ham. This result means that the team has won just two games in the last five. Chelsea went down the unusual route of providing support to their manager through a statement.
Former Tottenham and England number one goalkeeper Paul Robinson has stated that Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is one of the best players he has played with.
The former England number one was recently named as best team. This included a number of past and present players.
Among them was Tottenham defender Ledley King, who is now an ambassador at the London outfit. King had to retire very early from the game due to mounting injury problems.
Liverpool performed a major U-turn after offering defender Kolo Toure a one-year contract extension with just weeks left before his previous deal expired.
It was largely thought thatToure will be allowed to leave the club on a free transfer. Liverpool were already losing top names like Steven Gerrard through this way, butToure was considered expendable a few months ago. This appears to have changed immensely following a sharp upturn inform from the Ivory Coast international. The former Manchester City and Arsenal defender was expected to provide experience to the Liverpool team.
Liverpool defender Kolo Toure is believed to be on the verge of an exit from the Premier League outfit after several clubs – especially from the MLS – have been in talks with him over the last few weeks.
The defender is out of contract at the end of the campaign and it is looking highly unlikely that Liverpool will offer him a new deal at this stage in his career. The 34-year-old has been a bit part player under Brendan Rodgers. He was signed on a free transfer from Manchester City and Liverpool will not be feeling any regrets about letting him leave in a similar fashion.
Kolo Toure’s time at Liverpool may be coming to an end at the end of this campaign after the defender suggested that he could be looking at the managerial career in the near future.
The former Arsenal and Manchester City defender is out of contract at the end of the season. However, it is understood that he has been offered only a 12 month extension whereas the player is looking for a two year deal. Toure was on the verge of leaving for a Turkish club in the summer after falling out with Brendan Rodgers in the second half of last season.
After a magical individual performance against Real Madrid, Liverpool defender Kolo Toure is hoping to achieve a positive result against Chelsea during the weekend.
Liverpool have now lost back-to-back matches in different competitions, but they go into the game against table leaders Chelsea with freshness across the pitch. Manager Brendan Rodgers to the strange decision of fielding a second string team against Madrid despite having a chance to qualify for the last 16 stage.
Liverpool were given no hope in their Champions League match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernebeu especially given that they had lost heavily to the same opponents a week ago.
Kolo Toure has confirmed that he is set to stay at Liverpool in the coming campaign after rejecting the offer of joining Turkish club Trabzonspor. The former Arsenal and Manchester City defender is one of the experienced players in the squad. He has also lifted the league title with two different teams. Despite this, there have been transfer rumours linking Toure with a move away from Anfield. The 33-year-old came to Anfield only last summer on a free transfer from City. He almost became the first player to win the Premier league with three different teams, as Liverpool finished second.
The Leeds United squad would make its way to Italy for playing the pre season games without two of the prominent players i.e. Scott Wootton and Alex Mowatt. The manager of the team, David Hockaday, made that announcement yesterday.
The Whites are supposed to play a couple of matches in Italy.
Talking to the reporters a day before taking the flight to Italy, Hockaday said, “Almost, the entire squad is going to go except the two blokes who have minor fitness issues. I expect them to be alright in a few days’ time.”