Liverpool’s Kolo Toure shouldn’t beat himself up, says Jan Molby

Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby sympathises with Kolo Touré after the defender's mistake at West Brom last weekend

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Kolo Touré joined Liverpool this summer Photo: Ailura/Wikimedia

Jan Molby insists Kolo Toure shouldn’t beat himself up about his mistake at West Bromwich Albion ahead of Liverpool’s clash against Arsenal.

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The Ivory Coast international’s wayward pass allowed Victor Anichebe to cancel out Daniel Sturridge’s first-half opener at The Hawthorns last Sunday.

Mistakes happen – I even made one once, I’m told! It is how you bounce back from them which defines you

Jan Molby

Liverpool lost further ground on Arsenal and Chelsea following the draw with the Baggies, with the Gunners eight points clear of the Reds ahead of Saturday’s meeting.

However, former Liverpool midfielder Molby backed Toure to react in a positive fashion to last weeekend’s error.

“I’m sure Kolo Toure felt terrible after his mistake at West Brom,” Molby wrote in his Liverpool Echo column.

“He’s a conscientious fella, and he will have known just what a poor error he had made.

“But there is absolutely no need for the Ivorian to beat himself up about it.

“Mistakes happen – I even made one once, I’m told! It is how you bounce back from them which defines you.

“If Kolo ever needed some inspiration, he should look at Bruce Grobbelaar. Bruce used to make some absolute howlers, at a time when the team as a whole was usually shining.

“But he never let it get to him. He would still come and try to claim the next cross. He reacted perfectly to his mistakes.”

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