Ambitious Kolo Toure eyes Champions League

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New Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has spoken very ambitiously about his targets for his career at the club.


Toure completed a free transfer move from Manchester City last week, being seen as the replacement for veteran defender Jamie Carragher, who retired at the end of last season.

Toure believes the club are in a position to make history, starting with qualification for the Champions League next season.

He told the club’s official website, “This club is a winning club and I want to be part of history here, that’s why I came – to try to build the team as far as we can, to be top four or to win a trophy.

“We just want to win trophies and want to play in the Champions League as well. There are a lot of good teams out there but with the squad we’ve got, we have great players and a great mentality here, we can do very well this season.”

Toure has won the Premier League twice with two different clubs – Arsenal and City. He hopes to bring his winning mentality to the squad.

“It’s going to be tough but I believe we’re focused on training,” he said during a press conference at Melwood today. “Everybody is really focused, there is a lot of concentration; every player is working hard, even the young players.

“The club want to get back to the top four and want to win trophies – to be part of a team who can come back into the top four is going to be amazing. That’s why I’m here.

“We believe that we can achieve that. With what I see in training every single day, the squad we’ve got, and the mentality and winning habits the team have, I think we can get there – definitely.”

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