Kolo Toure chips in on alleged Sakho doping controversy

Kolo Toure against Manchester United

Kolo Toure against Manchester United

The retired Ivory Coast international defender Kolo Toure has impressed for Liverpool this season, despite being 35-years-old he has often performed better than the younger defenders.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has come out and praised Toure who hopes he can get a new contract to continue at Anfield next season.

“It’s great to hear that from a great manager,” Kolo Toure told the BBC.

“As long as I can bring something (to the team) I’m happy to stay but if I can’t, there is no point.”

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Toure replaced Mamadou Sakho against Newcastle on Sunday, after it was revealed that the Frenchman allegedly failed a doping test in the Europa League.

Toure had similarly failed a drug test when he was at Manchester City, and got a six month ban because he explained that his wife gave him those tablets for slimming.

“I don’t want to remember that because it has been tough for me. I don’t even want to talk about that because it is very hard,” Toure added.

“Right now I haven’t spoken with Mama to be honest. I’ve been in there and it has been really difficult, definitely.

“This is private but he knows what I think about him.”

Sakho is expected to respond to Uefa’s investigation today.

He hasn’t been suspended by Liverpool or Uefa, but has been removed from selection until the investigation concludes.