Newly appointed Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is considering recently released Kolo Toure as the solution to his backline problems ahead of the Champions League qualifying rounds. The former Liverpool manager is also keen to sign Scott Sinclair from Aston Villa in a bid to bolster the attack.
After the signing of Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly at Manchester United, The Hard Tackle looks at 5 Ivorians who have graced the Premier League and made a long-lasting impact.
On the 10th of June, all the Premier League sides handed in their lists pertaining to the squad members for the following season. Some of the high-profile names to face the axe were Kolo Toure, Victor Valdes and Emmanuel Adebayor.
Belgian striker Divock Origi and Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure sustained knocks in Liverpool's last match against Bournemouth, but manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed they are both fit and available for selection.
The League Cup comes to a head on Sunday as Liverpool take on Manchester City in the finals. The match will see the Ivorian brothers Kolo and Yaya Toure come face to face, and the former has said that he isn't going to hold back.
After a string of uninspiring results, Liverpool finally managed to make things click with an emphatic win over bottom placed Aston Villa and Jurgen Klopp spoke of the victory as a result to soothe the soul.
The last time he scored a goal was five years ago, when he was playing for Manchester City. He was a member of Arsenal FC's 2003-04 'Invincibles' side. But against Aston Villa on Sunday, 34-year-old Kolo Toure became a Liverpool FC hero with his debut goal for the club.
Six different Liverpool players came to the party as the Reds demolished hapless Aston Villa at Villa Park with a devastating 6-0 victory.
Liverpool FC triumphed in their Capital One Cup semi-final first-leg tie against Stoke City at the Britannia by a solitary goal, but the win came at a heavy cost
Liverpool FC have announced new contracts for defensive duo Kolo Toure and Andre Wisdom.