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Liverpool response thrills Rodgers after dead leg forces Toure off

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers hailed his side's character after Kolo Toure was forced off the pitch during the first half of Thursday night's draw with Bordeaux.


The experienced defender had to be replaced by teenage midfielder Pedro Chirivella in just the 28th minute of the eventual 1-1 Europa League result in France and despite the injury not being too serious, Rodgers was pleased with how his side coped after Toure's exit.

"[It was a clash] with Simon [Mignolet]. He got a dead leg," he told reporters.

"He obviously tried to play on and had to come off.

"I felt in that period – you take your most experienced player off – the team showed great character. We had to readjust and put players in different positions, but they stood strong and coped very well with it.

"It was a dead leg that Kolo had."

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