Liverpool’s Kolo Toure: Man City must regret letting me leave

Liverpool centre-half Kolo Toure believes Manchester City must regret allowing the Ivorian to leave on a free transfer this summer

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Kolo Toure joined Liverpool this summer Photo: Ailura/Wikimedia

Kolo Toure believes Manchester City must be “kicking themselves” after allowing the centre-half to leave on a free transfer this summer.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers lured the Ivory Coast international to Anfield as the Northern Irishman looked to bolster his defensive options.

City have been without captain and first-choice centre-half Vincent Kompany during the past six weeks, and Toure reckons the Citizens regret their decision to discard the former Arsenal defender.

“I was better than certain players at Manchester City but I was left on the bench,” Toure told the Sun.

“Before I left the club, I told the people in charge that they would regret letting me go. People said I was finished and that I could never get back to my former level.

“But now I am at Liverpool – and I am sure that City must be kicking themselves when they see how I am performing.”

Toure believes there are similarities between his situation at City and the predicament that Yaya Toure found himself in at Barcelona.

“I have had a similar experience to Yaya,” he added.

“Managers come to clubs bringing players with them and they want to pick them at all costs – whether they are any good or not.

“Yaya was much better than Sergio Busquets at Barcelona. But he was behind him in the pecking order and he found that hard to accept.

“I advised him to come to Manchester City while I was still there.

“He listened to his big brother’s advice – and now he is the big boss on the field for them.”

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