The popular Ivorian is out of contract, and while the club considered keeping him on in a non-playing capacity, he is not ready to hang up his boots yet and will leave

Kolo Toure’s exit from Liverpool will become official on Friday afternoon, with the defender not being offered a new deal.

The Ivorian is out of contract this summer, and will be one of the names on the list of released players Liverpool have put forward to the Premier League. 

The 35-year-old, recruited from Manchester City as a free transfer in July 2013, is one of the most influential figures in the club’s dressing room.

He is popular among his team-mates and the backroom staff due to his wealth of experience and unyeilding commitment.

Liverpool considered keeping Toure on in a non-playing capacity, but the centre-back is not ready to hang up his boots just yet.

He has offers from China, and reports in France have pointed to interest from Monaco. 

Jose Enrique has already been let go by the Anfield side, while Joao Carlos Teixeira is expected to depart in search of regular playing time. 

Jerome Sinclair and Jordan Rossiter have both moved on to Watford and Rangers respectively.Liverpool will receive a £250,000 compensation fee for the latter and have been negotiating a development figure for Sinclair with the Hornets.