Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Liverpool Go For Toure As Carragher Replacement

Brendan Rodgers has moved for Manchester City centre back Kolo Toure, whose contract expires next month, as a replacement for the retiring Jamie Carragher.

The Daily Mail reports that Rodgers believes he can fill the void left by Carragher at the heart of his defence.

Rodgers has looked at a number of players to bolster Liverpool’s defence, including Ajax’s Toby Alderweirled, and Tiago Ilori of Sporting Lisbon, but he is a firmer admirer of Shalke’s Greece international Kyriakos Papadopolous.

Though Toure is not in the age profile of players Liverpool sign under their American owners Fenway Sports Group – he is 32 – there is an understanding that experience needs to be added to the dressing room following on from Carragher’s departure.

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