Liverpool-Bordeaux Verdict: Reds’ Gamble On Inexperience Produces Familiarity

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers rolled the dice and came out even. Rodgers fielded an inexperienced Liverpool squad on Thursday for its UEFA Europa League opener at Bordeaux, but the Reds earned a 1-1 draw against the French club to start its European campaign with a point in the bank. Rodgers’ gamble on youth produced an outcome similar to what Liverpool fans have experienced...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bordeaux 1-1 Liverpool: Reds youth earns result in France

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’ Europa League gamble almost paid off as the club’s young guns were held to a 1-1 draw in Bordeaux. Adam Lallana’s brilliant-but-simple goal midway through the second half was the highlight of a dogged display as the England midfielder capped his first appearance in a month, but the goal was cancelled out by substitute Jussie nine minutes...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Liverpool GK Mignolet appeared to step on teammate Toure’s ankle as he lay hurt

Liverpool is in the UEFA Europa League playing French team Bordeaux in their first game in the group stage. Within 13 minutes, Liverpool defender Kolo Toure went down injured holding his hamstring. To add insult to injury, it also appeared that his teammate, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, stepped on Toure’s ankle as he was on the ground in pain. Now it doesn’t appear that Mignolet...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Liverpool GK Mignolet appeared to step on teammate Toure’s ankle as he lay hurt

Liverpool is in the UEFA Europa League playing French team Bordeaux in their first game in the group stage. Within 13 minutes, Liverpool defender Kolo Toure went down injured holding his hamstring. To add insult to injury, it also appeared that his teammate, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, stepped on Toure’s ankle as he was on the ground in pain. Now it doesn’t appear that Mignolet...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool Europa League Squad: Christian Benteke, Daniel Sturridge Included

Liverpool’s lineups will have a familiar look and feel when it competes in the 2015-16 UEFA Europa League. Liverpool submitted a 21-man Europa League squad to UEFA on Wednesday, European soccer’s governing body announced on its website. The likes of Christian Benteke, Philippe Coutinho and James Milner headline the Reds’ squad, which also includes injured striker Daniel Sturridge...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Toure insists Benteke will make Liverpool unbeatable

Kolo Toure believes the signing of Christian Benteke will complete a Liverpool team that nobody can beat provided they stay mentally strong. Benteke is expected to finalise his move to Anfield on Wednesday and could be the Reds' last signing of the summer, although fresh speculation suggests they are also interested in Paris Saint-Germain left-back Lucas Digne. Even without any...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Gerrard Leads LFC Players’ Rendition Of Kolo, Yaya Toure Song (Video)

Did news of Kolo Toure’s contract extension cheer up Liverpool players following the sour end to their 2014-15 season? The answer probably is no, but it seems like it might be a possibility after video emerged of Liverpool players performing the Kolo and Yaya Toure song and dance routine while on their postseason party in Dubai. Steven Gerrard, Martin...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool defensive duo Kolo Toure and Andre Wisdom sign contract extensions

Liverpool have today announced on their official website that defensive duo Kolo Toure and Andre Wisdom have signed contract extensions to their current deals. The 34-year-old Ivory Coast-born Toure started just seven Premier League games this season but is seen as a reliable back-up option in centre defence. Having signed on a free from Manchester City in 2013, Toure quickly became...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Kolo Toure Re-Signs With Liverpool, Pens One-Year Contract Extension

Kolo Toure will be available to help right Liverpool’s ship next season. Toure signed a new contract with Liverpool on Tuesday, the club announced on its website. Toure will take his Anfield career into a third season, having signed a one-year extension, according to The Telegraph and the BBC. Toure, 34, joined Liverpool in 2013 on a free transfer. The...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool confirm two players sign contract extension

Liverpool confirm two players sign contract extension - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool have secured the services of Kolo Toure and Andre Wisdom after two defenders signed new deals on Tuesday. The former Arsenal and Manchester City man’s future at the Merseyside club was uncertain and has now extended his stay by signing a new deal. The Ivory Coast centre-back had...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kolo Toure set to extend Liverpool contract

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure is ready to sign a new contract with the Reds. The former Arsenal man revealed that his desire is to stay in England and to continue his word at Anfield as he is expected to extend his contract for one more season. "I think the situation will be resolved soon," he […]
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

African champion Ivory Coast still in celebration mode

African Cup champion Ivory Coast will still be celebrating when it returns to action this week, giving a final call-up to retired pair Boubacar Barry and Kolo Toure to allow them to go out in front of a home crowd. Barry, the goalkeeper who became the star of the penalty shootout victory in last month's African Cup of Nations final, and Toure were both given honorary places in a...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Kolo Toure Mulls LFC Future, Vows To Lead African Managers’ Charge

Kolo Toure will decide his playing fate in the near future but he has a clear plan for life after retirement. Toure, 33, told the Liverpool Echo Monday that he hasn’t decided whether to remain at Liverpool beyond this summer. Toure will become a free agent after the 2014-15 season, and Liverpool reportedly will offer him a one-year contract this week...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Talking ongoing, £60,000-a-week star mulling over “big decision” on Liverpool future

Talking ongoing, £60,000-a-week star mulling over “big decision” on Liverpool future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool defender Kolo Toure is unsure about his future at Liverpool and admits he has a very difficult decision to make. Toure’s current deal expires this summer and although talks have been going on over a contract extension, so far nothing has yet...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool-Blackburn Verdict: Rovers Block Reds’ March To Wembley Stadium

Liverpool fans were hoping to celebrate another trip to Wembley Stadium, but Blackburn Rovers had other ideas. Liverpool and Blackburn played to a forgettable goal-less draw Sunday at Anfield in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. The result sets up a replay at Blackburn’s Ewood Park that is bound to contain more entertainment and flash-points than Sunday’s...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Yaya Toure, Gervinho carry Cote d'Ivoire to Cup of Nations final

BATA, Equatorial Guinea -- Herve Renard leant casually against the side of the dugout, the post he usually adopts during games. The only difference was that this time, the Cote d'Ivoire manager was wearing a black jacket over his familiar white shirt -- presumably because he'd been told his attire clashed with the shirts of DR Congo (against Algeria in the quarterfinal, he'd clearly...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Kolo Toure: Reds ‘Love’ Brendan Rodgers; Fans Must ‘Keep Believing’

Kolo Toure spends too much time defending Liverpool’s goal to entertain questions about Brendan Rodgers managerial ability with any seriousness. Toure rushed to Rodgers defense Monday — one day after Liverpool’s 3-0 loss to Manchester United emboldened critics who are heaping pressure on the under-fire manager. Toure told Sky Sports that Rodgers retains the full backing of...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool-Ludogorets Verdict: Reds’ Revival Incomplete In Disappointing Draw

Liverpool reached a fork in the road and continued walking straight down the middle. Liverpool played Ludogorets to a 2-2 draw Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League Group B game in Sofia, Bulgaria. The result means Liverpool must win next Tuesday when it faces Basel at Anfield in order to progress to the knockout rounds of European soccer’s elite competition. Perhaps it’s fitting...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing Who Should Be The Preferred Center-Back Pairing For Liverpool

Liverpool Football Club have not had a great season so far. Not their worst, but far worse than last season. The club have plenty of time, and a top 4 finish is a reasonable hope if the Reds can work out some of the kinks. Liverpool’s toothless attack is one of the biggest issues right now, but a deeper and deadlier problem is the defense. All season (similar to the previous one...
Via World Soccer Talk
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers Defends Liverpool Lineup Choices Against Real Madrid

Brendan Rodgers knows his Liverpool team better than anyone else. Rodgers defended his decision to field a nominally weakened starting lineup in Tuesday’s 1-0 loss to Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League. The Liverpool manager gave several squad players a chance to perform at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and was happy with their display. “I know there has been...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kolo Toure snubs move to Turkish side Trabzonspor, stays at Liverpool

Kolo Toure has snubbed a proposed switch to Trabzonspor in order to spend another season at Liverpool. Reports on Wednesday suggested that a fee to take the Ivorian defender to Turkey had been agreed and that personal terms were in the process of being thrashed out. Toure has, however, revealed that he has turned down the option of moving on. Despite finding himself behind the likes...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

CONFIRMED: Club president says Liverpool player has agreed for transfer

CONFIRMED: Club president says Liverpool player has agreed for transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Trabzonspor have confirmed they have agreed terms to sign Liverpool defender Kolo Toure this summer. Liverpool signed the Ivory Coast international on a free transfer from Manchester City last year. The former Arsenal defender arrived at Anfield on a two-year deal and his...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tragic News For Toure Brothers

BRAZIL — Ibrahim Toure, the youngest brother of Manchester City midfielder Yaya and Liverpool defender Kolo, has passed away at the age of 28, just hours after Ivory Coast’s 2-1 loss to Colombia at the World Cup. Yaya and Kolo are both currently with Ivory Coast in Brazil and were given the tragic news on Thursday. Ibrahim, who was also a professional footballer, playing for...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivory Coast vs Colombia Preview

The Ivory Coast’s 2-1 victory against Japan has the team edging closer to the second round for the first time in their World Cup history but Les Elephants should look towards Colombia with caution. Attacking with too much emphasis could cause goals from Columbia’s James Rodriguez, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado and Victor Ibarbo. Teofilo Gutierrez will hold the ball well and bring other...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivory Coast v Japan Preview: Yaya Toure battling to make crunch Group C clash

Ivory Coast v Japan Preview: Yaya Toure battling to make crunch Group C clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Ivory Coast begin their World Cup campaign in Recife today against Japan. both Group C competitors fancying their chances of progressing out of the most open group at this year’s finals.   Captain Didier Drogba, despite his advancing years, will be a key figure...
Via Soccerlens
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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