Carragher ended his Reds career before retirement with an impressive 2012/13 campaign, displacing Martin Skrtel as the Reds’ first choice defensive partner for Daniel Agger.
Whilst Toure isn’t a replacement for Carra’s unique scream, or leadership, we look at last season’s stats of the two defenders to see if Toure is worthy of that label of Carragher replacement.
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Read the stats how you want, and with a pinch of salt with City and Liverpool having very different league seasons, but the two defenders overall come out quite similar – both showing their strengths and weaknesses in the game.
Toure will be hoping to impress enough to get a run of games at Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers after effectively being relegated to a part-time defender by previous manager, Roberto Mancini.
In terms of tackle success, and his ability as a defender, Toure seems like a good and solid replacement for Carragher, coming in on a free transfer, it leaves Rodgers open to finding younger first team competition for Agger and Skrtel.