Liverpool look to Premier League defender to bolster their backline

Brendan Rodgers is set to ditch the ‘youth only’ philosophy and swoop for Manchester City centre-back Kolo Toure to shore up his backline after the retirement of Jamie Carragher. The Ivorian is available on a free transfer next month and is seen as the perfect fit for the Reds defence.

A big, burly brick wall the perfect man for a team who thrive with the ball being popped around on the floor? Err…

Any whom, Toure is likely to have his medical after City’s tour of the United States, according to the Telegraph, and Rodgers is confident that if he can get Kolo back to full fitness then he can revert back to the sort of player we saw whilst he was plying his trade for Arsenal between 2002 & 2009.

Kolo, Kolo Kolo, Kolo Kolo, Kolo Kolo Kolo Kolo Toure. Sorry.

Rodgers has been linked with a host of centre-halves in the last few months, with Swansea’s Ashley Williams, Schalke’s Kyriakos Papadopoulos and Reading’s Shaun Morrison, and now with the transfer window looming large we can finally start getting excited about who he will actually secure.

Oooh, it’s like Christmas.

Martin Skrtel is trying to make things difficult, however, after his future has consistently put into doubt with a range of poor displays, and with Russian Zenit St Petersburg lurking they may be tempted into letting him go.