Toure Short-Term Replacement For Carragher

03 July 2013 01:37
New Liverpool defender Kolo Toure is looking forward to life at Anfield.

The Ivory Coast international played just 29 league matches in the last two campaigns at Manchester City and views his move to Anfield as the chance to make up for lost time.

Kolo Toure: “Liverpool have given me the chance to show that at 32 I’m still one of the best defenders, and I will fight for that.

“These past two years of being ‘part-time’ have helped me refresh and be more hungry.”

Toure is seen by manager Brendan Rodgers as a short-term replacement for the retired Jamie Carragher.

“I am used to competition. When I came into Arsenal the competition was Sol Campbell, Martin Keown, Tony Adams — it was hard competition.

“The only way to improve a team is to make players fight for their place.”

Source: Manchester City MAD