Kolo Toure confirms Liverpool contract talks

The 34-yer-old’s current deal is set to end this summer but he is hopeful he can agree terms that would see him remain with the club next season

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has confirmed he is in talks regarding a new contract at Anfield.

The former Arsenal centre-back’s current deal is set to come to an end this summer, with reports suggesting he would leave the Reds on a free transfer.

But the Ivory Coast international is now hopeful of staying on Merseyside and insists Brendan Rodgers’ side can bounce back from a disappointing end to the campaign which saw them finish sixth in the Premier League.

“I think the situation will be resolved soon,” he told reporters. “We are talking. There are few things more but we will see.

“Liverpool is a great club for me to stay at. Liverpool is going to be massive.

“I love Premier League football and I played all my years here and if I can finish here [at Liverpool] it would be great.

“I play for Liverpool right now and I am very happy and if it was to carry on, I’d be more than happy.”