Kolo Toure looking to get good Result against Chelsea
After a magical individual performance against Real Madrid, Liverpool defender Kolo Toure is hoping to achieve a positive result against Chelsea during the weekend.
Liverpool have now lost back-to-back matches in different competitions, but they go into the game against table leaders Chelsea with freshness across the pitch. Manager Brendan Rodgers to the strange decision of fielding a second string team against Madrid despite having a chance to qualify for the last 16 stage.
It seemed that his team selection was entirely focused on doing well against Chelsea. Touré, who has played only one minute of Premier League football this campaign, started against Madrid.
The Ivory Coast international, who lost his place in the second half of last season after several mistakes, had not been given much of a chance against the likes of Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the 33-year-old performed admirably against Ronaldo, who is the favourite to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or award this year. Liverpool may have lost the match 1-0, but Toure was widely praised for his performance. This impeccable performance may result in Toure being recalled to the team. Liverpool will be going back to the horrific memories of the 2-0 defeat suffered in this fixture last season. It single-handedly resulted in the club losing the title.
“They cost us the league, and now we have the chance to beat them – I can't wait for that, honestly.Is it a chance for payback? Definitely. It's a very important game when you think what they did to us last season.' When you play at home in a game like that it is going to be attacking teams. Chelsea attack and Liverpool attack as well. I think you are going to see a great game.This season they will attack, with the players they have they can't defend (all the time).I think they will just try to score goals and we will try to score goals,” said Toure.