Tuesday 16th December, 2014

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has expressed his support for struggling manager Brendan Rodgers and backed him to turn things around to secure his position at the club.

The Ivorian hailed the Northern Irishman who took over the reins of Liverpool in the summer of 2012 and guided them to within two points of a historic league win last season.

"It's crazy to even talk about his future", the defender said to ITV.


"He's a great manager and we all know that. Just look at how fantastic he did last season."


Toure was handed a chance by Rodgers to resurrect his Premier League career as he signed the 33-year-old from Manchester City where he was languishing on the bench.

"He took me from City where I was not playing a lot and people were thinking 'Kolo is gone' and he gave me another chance by bringing me in to Liverpool and now I am playing at one of the best clubs in the world."

Toure expressed the backing of the whole team for the beleaguered manager as Liverpool are 18 points behind the Premier League leaders Chelsea and exited the Champions League in the group stage.

"We will all do our best to get him and the club out of this situation."

Liverpool are next in action against Bournemouth in the League Cup on Wednesday.

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