Liverpool’s Kolo Toure talks up ‘key’ team spirit

Liverpool centre-half Kolo Toure believes the Reds are developing a vital team spirit after a winning start to the season

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

Kolo Toure believes Liverpool are building an important team spirit under Brendan Rodgers.

The Reds manager has added eight new faces to his Liverpool squad during the summer transfer window, including the £18m arrival of Mamadou Sakho from Paris Saint-Germain on deadline day.

Toure was part of Arsenal’s famous side which went unbeaten throughout the 2003/04 season and lifted the Premier League title, whilst the Ivorian was a squad player as Manchester City triumphed in 2012.

And the 32-year-old centre-half reckons Liverpool are developing a key team spirit after winning their opening three top-flight games against Stoke City, Aston Villa and Manchester United.

“It’s key. With team spirit, you can win anything,” Toure told Liverpool’s website.

“Individuals are very important, but team spirit is the key – it is the most important thing. Individuals can win you one game, but to win trophies or be champions it is [down to] a group of players.

“If you want to be successful, you need to work as a team. That is really, really important because we are a group of players and we have the same target – to win trophies and do as well as we can.

“When you don’t play, you need to support the team and your teammates need to feel that you are behind them fully.”

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