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Liverpool preparing bid for Benteke as Kolo, Wisdom extend contract

English football club Liverpool is preparing to rope in Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke after the FA Cup final on Saturday, while their defenders Kolo Touré and Andre Wisdom have signed contract extensions despite having played very little football under manager Brendan Rodgers.

May 27, 2015, 17:11 PM IST

Misery for African stars in Premier League

Congolese Youssouf Mulumbu was red-carded in the English Premier League and the defensive frailties of Ivorian Kolo Toure brutally exposed during an unhappy weekend for African stars. 

Apr 06, 2015, 15:56 PM IST

Liverpool require experience: Manager Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers insisted Saturday Liverpool will not endure another summer of wholesale change as he outlined his intention to keep plenty of experience in his squad.

Jan 24, 2015, 15:47 PM IST

Yaya Toure out to prove status as Africa`s best

One of the few survivors of the Ivory Coast`s feted golden generation, this year`s Africa Cup of Nations may well be the last chance for Yaya Toure to finally win a major international trophy.

Jan 14, 2015, 15:20 PM IST

Brendan Rodgers hopes Liverpool can feed off adversity

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants his faltering players to use their disappointing start to the season as a catalyst for a revival in fortunes.

Nov 28, 2014, 23:01 PM IST

Kolo Toure recalled to plug Ivory Coast holes for Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

Liverpool`s Kolo Toure and fellow 33-year-old defender Didier Zokora were recalled to the Ivory Coast squad on Friday for back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone and Cameroon.

Nov 08, 2014, 03:13 AM IST

Ivory Coast turn to veterans for qualification

Beleaguered Ivory Coast have turned to veterans Kolo Toure and Didier Zokora to help them secure African Nations Cup qualification later this month, the Ivorian Football federation said on Friday.

Nov 07, 2014, 17:02 PM IST

Liverpool must learn from defensive mistakes, says Kolo Toure

 Liverpool must learn lessons from their recent defensive mistakes and use Saturday`s Merseyside derby against Everton to re-boot their title challenge, according to defender Kolo Toure.

Sep 25, 2014, 22:53 PM IST

Ivory Coast balance fitness with rest before World Cup

Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi said he was treading a fine line in his World Cup preparations as he caters for players fatigued by their club seasons and those short of playing time.

May 25, 2014, 12:26 PM IST

After 23 years, Liverpool lead Manchester United in February

On the windy night of February 12, when the whole of England was bracing with extreme weather, Manchester United and Liverpool took on their respective rivals, playing their league games. Both the travelling teams hoped to return home with points but only one of them managed to do so. And in the way, reversed a 23-year-old trend.

Feb 14, 2014, 00:59 AM IST

Liverpool must toughen up at the back, says Gerrard

Liverpool kept their top-four ambitions alive with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Fulham on Wednesday, but match-winner Steven Gerrard acknowledged they cannot afford to keep giving away goals if they want to play in Europe next season.

Feb 13, 2014, 23:17 PM IST

Rodgers impressed by Liverpool fightback

Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool`s dramatic 3-2 win at Fulham demonstrated once again that they are capable of thriving even when star striker Luis Suarez doesn`t get on the scoresheet.

Feb 13, 2014, 09:57 AM IST

Liverpool boss Rodgers backs Toure after costly error

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers refused to criticise defender Kolo Toure after his glaring error gifted West Bromwich Albion striker Victor Anichebe an equalising goal in their 1-1 Premier League draw on Sunday.

Feb 03, 2014, 09:47 AM IST

Arsenal back on top as Liverpool slip up

Arsenal returned to the top of the Premier League on Sunday when they beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium with both goals scored by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Feb 03, 2014, 09:17 AM IST

Kolo Toure blunder against WBA keeps Liverpool grounded

A mistake by Kolo Toure prevented Liverpool from strengthening their grip on fourth place in the Premier League table as they drew 1-1 at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Feb 03, 2014, 00:18 AM IST

Man City defender Kolo Toure signs deal with Liverpool FC

Liverpool has said that they have sealed a deal with Manchester City defender Kolo Toure to join the Anfield from July 1 as soon as his contract with City expires.

May 29, 2013, 17:26 PM IST

Man City to sell defender Kolo Toure to Turkish side Bursaspor

Manchester City is set to sell defender Kolo Toure to the Turkish side Bursaspor in a six million pound transfer deal.

Jul 13, 2012, 18:51 PM IST

Ivory Coast hit by late withdrawals for friendly

English Premier League trio Salomon Kalou and the Toure brothers, Kolo and Yaya, became the latest players to withdraw from the Ivory Coast squad for Wednesday`s home friendly against Guinea in Abidjan.

Feb 29, 2012, 17:19 PM IST

Toure issues quit warning to Man City

Toure struggled to make the first team this season and was handed a six-week fine by the Premier League leaders last month.

Dec 03, 2011, 15:14 PM IST

Kolo Toure suspended for failing drug test

Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has been suspended after failing a drug test, the Premier League club said on their website ( on Thursday.

Mar 04, 2011, 09:17 AM IST