Toure vows to stay and fight for his place

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    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.

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    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.’

     

     


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