clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

No Brotherly Love For Kolo On Sunday

New, comments

Not that there was any question about Kolo Toure's commitment to Liverpool, but the veteran defender felt the need to say that he would give his all against his former club and brother, Yaya.

"Are you not entertained?"
"Are you not entertained?"
Alex Livesey/Getty Images

When Kolo Toure came over from Manchester City on a free transfer in 2013, many fans didn't quite know what to make of it. Sure, it was a shrewd transfer, bringing in an experienced defender on a free. But on the other hand, we had spent over a decade rooting against Kolo's Arsenal and City sides.

Regardless, in short order Kolo proved to be an excellent addition to the squad both on and off the pitch.  His positive attitude is infectious, and even at 34-years-old, he's been vital in filling in for an injury-plagued back line this season.

Unless Dejan Lovren is finally able to come back into the starting line-up, Toure will likely get the nod again to start Sunday in the League Cup Final. If he makes an appearance, it will be against his former club and his brother, midfielder Yaya Toure.

Because the media loves their narratives, they had to ask Kolo about the possibility of facing off against his brother.

"[I would] take him out, big time," Kolo told the BBC, "Because I want to win, that's it. I think he knows me. He knows that if he's going to score a goal, anything I can do to stop him, I will and he knows that."

Boss, tha.

And if Toure wants to take out former Red Raheem Sterling, that would also be cool.