Kolo Toure's career at Liverpool could be coming to an end with no new deal offer on the horizon. The defender will be out of contract at the end of the current campaign and the club are yet to make an approach with the possibility of remaining at Anfield beyond the summer.
The Ivory Coast international, who joined Liverpool in 2013 on free transfer from Manchester City, is keen to remain with the Merseyside club and is hoping that his recent run in the team can persuade the club hierarchy to offer him an extension. Injuries to first choice defenders Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren have given Toure an opportunity to play regularly with the first-team.
The 34-year-old former Arsenal star is unlikely to be retained by Jurgen Klopp despite his recent contributions, as when all the defenders are fit, he is the fourth choice behind Skrtel, Lovren and Mamadou Sakho. Moreover, the Reds have already confirmed the signing of Schalke defender Joel Matip, which rules out a place in the first-team for the Ivorian.
Toure has confirmed that he has not received offers from any other club, but is confident that his performances in the latter part of the season will 'open doors' if his wish to stay at Liverpool is not fulfilled.
"I am a fighter. What's important is what's happening for me right now. I'm in the team at the moment and I am showing every game that I'm still here," Toure said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"It doesn't matter what other people say, I have this smile, I'm very happy and I always give 100 per cent for this club. This club is amazing. The fans love me."
"If I keep performing that will force people to change their minds. Sometimes you can make people change their minds by performing well and that's my challenge right now," the former Arsenal defender explained.
"I can show people by my games that I'm still a top player. That's all I can do and I will fight until the end. I will enjoy every second at Liverpool."
"I've not had any offers for next season yet, and I've not been told anything. If I keep playing like I am at the moment then I'm sure doors will open," he added.