Liverpool’s Kolo Toure: I’m not surprised to see Reds top of table

Liverpool centre-half Kolo Toure is not surprised by the Merseyside outfit's impressive start to the season

Brendan Rodgers's men are currently top of the Premier League table Photo: The Sport Review

Kolo Toure insists he is not surprised by Liverpool’s winning start to the Premier League season.

The Reds have notched up three successive 1-0 victories over Stoke City, Aston Villa and Manchester United, leaving Brendan Rodgers’ men top of the table.

And Toure, who moved to Anfield on a free transfer this summer, is satisfied to see Liverpool’s hard work pay dividends in the early stages of the campaign.

“[Looking at the table] motivates us to do more,” Toure told Liverpool’s website. “I’m not surprised because of the effort we put in during pre-season and the commitment of the players every day in training.

“We’ve been working so hard and everybody is really focused – the young players and the experienced players.

“The manager is doing a great job, all the staff are working really hard. We need to carry on doing that and the results will come.”

Toure was forced to sit out Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over reigning Premier League champions due to a groin injury.

And the Ivory Coast international was impressed by Martin Skrtel’s performance against the Red Devils.

Toure added: “The lads played a great game. I was off the pitch and really wanted to help them, but I couldn’t.

“Skrtel had a fantastic game and we worked as a team really, really well. That is great for the team spirit of the group.”

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