KOLO TOURE: LIVERPOOL CAREER EXAMINED
Retired Ivorian national team defender KoloToure signed for Liverpool in the summer of 2013. ThePremier League giants announced that they have reached an agreement to sign KoloToure in May 2013. The centre back signed for the Reds as a free agent after his Manchester City deal expired. Toure, 40, was unveiled as the first signing of the 2013summer transfer window on July 2, 2013 and was given the number 4 shirt. The Ivorian penned a two-year contract when he signed for the Reds.
KoloToure made his debut for Liverpool during the big friendly win over Preston North End as the Reds prepared for the 2013/14 campaign. He made his Premier League debut for the Reds in the home clash with Stoke City. Toure played his first game for Liverpool in the league during the 1-0 home win over the Potters on August 17, 2013.
Toure made a big error during the league game against West Bromas he gifted the Baggies an equaliser scored by Nigerian striker Victor Anichebe. Ten days later, he put the ball in his own net against Fulham but Liverpool still won the league game thanks to the late penalty from skipper Steven Gerrard.
KoloToure and his brother, Yaya Toure faced each other for the first time in a competitive game when the he came on as a late substitute for Liverpool against Manchester City whom Yaya started for. Toure scored his first goal for Liverpool during the 6-0 thrashing of bottom club Aston Villa in the league in February 2016. He powered a bullet header into the back of the net for his first Liverpool goal off the corner kick from Jordan Henderson.It was his first goal for KoloTouresince January 2011. He left Liverpool at the end of the 2015/16 season.