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Kolo Toure determined to win new Liverpool deal

Liverpool centre-back Kolo Toure is desperate to prove himself and win a new contract with the club.

The 34-year-old is in the last year of his contract with the Reds and following the signing of Joel Matip from Schalke, he would be pushed further down the pecking order.

However, Toure is determined to convince manager Jurgen Klopp that it is worth giving him a new deal at Anfield.

"I am a fighter," said Toure. "I'm in the team at the moment and I am showing every game that I'm still here.

"It doesn't matter what other people say, I have this smile, I'm very happy and I always give 100 per cent for this club. This club is amazing. The fans love me.

"If I keep performing that will force people to change their minds. Sometimes you can make people change their minds by performing well and that's my challenge right now.

"I can show people by my games that I'm still a top player. That's all I can do and I will fight until the end."

The Ivorian has managed 16 appearances for the Merseysiders this season and has featured more frequently of late in the absence of injured centre-backs Dejan Lovren and Martin Skrtel.

Vyom Chaudhary
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