Kolo Toure: I want Liverpool to finish in top four & win trophies

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure says he wants to help the Reds finish in the top four and win silverware

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Kolo Toure has been capped 103 times by Ivory Coast Photo: Ailura/Wikimedia

Kolo Toure says he wants to help Liverpool qualify for the Champions League and win trophies after being unveiled at the club’s training ground on Wednesday.

The Ivory Coast international, who was won Premier League titles with Arsenal and Manchester City, has joined the Reds on a free transfer and linked up with the Liverpool squad earlier this week for the first time.

Brendan Rodgers’ men finished in a disappointing seventh position last season despite a promising final 13 top-flight games, and Toure is relishing the chance to transform the Merseyside outfit’s ailing fortunes.

“I had to take my decision straight away because at the minute Liverpool are not in the top four, but they have the history, the quality, the players and the mentality as well.

“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.

“It’s going to be tough but I believe we’re focused on training. 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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