Toure thinks his new club are good enough for top four…
Liverpool’s free transfer signing Kolo Toure thinks his new club are good enough for a top four finish, and believes they will push for the league in a the next few seasons, he told the Daily Mail.
The 32-year-old Ivorian joined the Reds on as free transfer from Manchester City, and started today in Liverpool’s 1-0 home victory against Stoke City in the opening match of the Premier League season.
Toure reckons his new side is actually stronger than Manchester City was when he joined them in 2009.
“No, we can win the league in the next few years. The mentality is right, there are some good players and this club have such a great history,” said the verteran centre-back.
“This team are far better than City were when I arrived there. And we won the league in three years. Here, everyone is focused, even the young players. Everyone arrives on time.”
Toure will be the first-choice to partner Liverpool’s vice-captain Daniel Agger this season, unless manager Brendan Rodgers brings in a new centre-back before the end of the transfer window. The Northern Irish boss doesn’t rate Martin Skrtel because of the Slovakian’s lack of technical ability, and has been linked heavily with a move for Schalke’s Greek stopper Kyriakos Papadopolous.