Kolo Toure has rejected the opportunity to join Trabzonspor after holding talks with Brendan Rodgers over his future.
The 33-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at Anfield following the £20million signing of Dejan Lovren from Southampton.
Toure looked to be on his way to the Turkish club after the Reds accepted an offer of £1.5million for his services, but the former Arsenal and Manchester City man says he now wants to stay and fight for his place at Anfield.
He said: ‘Trabzonspor are interested in me, but I am happy to be a Liverpool player – especially as the coach reiterated his confidence in me for what I bring to the group.
‘He wants to keep me to help Liverpool cope with all the competitions they are in. It’s true that I have to look at all possibilities. If I sense there’s a need to leave, then I will see.
‘There’s a possibility that I may need to drop into a lesser league to earn more playing time, but I am a battler and I have decided to stay at Liverpool.
‘It’s true that things can change at any time. For the moment, I repeat, I am at Liverpool and I hope to stay at the club.
‘For now, Trabzonspor is a no. But in football, anything can happen.’