Kolo Toure has jokingly insinuated that he has a chance to move to one of the biggest clubs in the world, Real Madrid, should he be able to keep up his current form once his contract with Liverpool ends at the end of this season. The defender has made nine appearances for the Reds this season, winning six games and drawing the rest, an impressive stretch of results for the former Arsenal man.
Toure will again be deployed in central defence when Liverpool take on Exeter City in the third round of the FA Cup this weekend, with his defensive partners all unavailable through injury. Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren are out with hamstring problems, while Mamadou Sakho missed their 1-0 win over Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium with a knock on his knee.
Toure signed on a free transfer from Manchester City last season and has been an integral part of the team with players dropping like flies around him. Tiago Ilori is likely to be his partner in defence, having been recalled from his loan spell at Aston Villa in the upcoming fixture.
"If I can play like that then maybe I will go to Real Madrid," Toure jested, as quoted by Goal. "I don't know what I'll do at the end of this season, but I'd like to stay in the Premier League.
"My kids are here and it is difficult to move. I am loving every day but God knows where I will be in a year's time. But I hope it's playing football because I love it."
Jurgen Klopp has been heavily criticised for his high intensity style of football, which has contributed to the six hamstring injuries at the club. The Reds have 11 players out of the squad at this point, with consecutive games against Arsenal and Manchester United lined up in the coming days.