Kolo Toure is a Liverpool cult hero.
Or maybe that should be *was* a Liverpool cult hero.
The former centre-back, who played for the Reds between 2013-2016, made 71 appearances for the Merseyside outfit.
Signed on a free transfer from Manchester City, Toure was part of the 2013/14 Liverpool side which came agonisingly close to winning the Premier League title under Brendan Rodgers.
He was released at the end of Jurgen Klopp’s first season at Anfield and reunited with former boss Rodgers at Celtic, where he played for one season before hanging up his boots and beginning his coaching career.
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And when Rodgers left Celtic for Leicester City last season, Toure followed his boss down to the King Power Stadium.
Rodgers and Toure were in the opposition dugout for Leicester’s visit to Anfield on Saturday afternoon – and the pair of them certainly enjoyed James Maddison’s 80th-minute equaliser.
The sight of Toure, in particular, celebrating wildly broke a few hearts of Liverpool fans on social media.
One YouTuber [Otalp TV] uploaded a brilliantly comical video showing the moment Toure betrayed the Liverpool fans who once adored him…
(The original video was blocked on copyright grounds, but you can still watch the clip here…)
And here’s how Liverpool fans reacted on various social media platforms…
There’s a famous Kolo meme – ‘There is no need to be upset’ – which you’ll see pop up on social media from time to time.
Well, Kolo, try telling that to the Liverpool fans whose hearts were smashed into pieces earlier this weekend.
It was, however, Liverpool who ultimately had the last laugh.
James Milner’s last-gasp penalty earned all three points for the Reds, who have won all eight of their Premier League fixtures this season and currently sit eight points clear of second-placed Man City at the top of the table.
City go head-to-head against Wolves on Sunday afternoon.