Kolo Toure
Liverpool are ready to offer Kolo Toure (L) a new one-year contract, but the defender is unsure whether to commit himself to the club for a further yearGetty

Liverpool are ready to offer Kolo Toure a new one-year contract, but the defender is unsure whether to commit himself to the club for a further year.

The Ivory Coast international, who joined Liverpool on a free transfer from Manchester City will be out of contract at the end of the season and the club have begun talks with his representatives over an extension.

Brendan Rodgers is keen to see that the defender remains at Anfield to provide his young team with the much needed experience on and off the field.

However, the former Arsenal defender is yet to decide whether to accept the one-year extension and be prepared to spend time regularly on the bench or to find a club that offers him regular first-team football.

The player has revealed that his agent is talking to club officials and has made it clear that his decision will be based on what is best for him and his family.

"My agent is talking to the club so we will see in a few days. The club have to think and I have to think as well," Toure said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

"It is a decision (whether to stay as a squad player or move for regular football) and that is why I need to think very hard and then take a decision and stick with it."

"It is very important to know what you are facing. Whether you are going to be playing or not. I need to do the right thing for me and my family," The Ivorian defender explained.

Apart from the experienced defender, the Merseyside club have also reportedly opened talks with midfielder Joe Allen with regards to signing an extension on his current deal.

The Welsh midfielder has become a key component in Rodgers' team in the absence of Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva due to injury and the Daily Mail report claims that the manager is keen to hold on to the midfielder he signed from Swansea City in 2012.