Kolo Toure - Liverpool need to maintain Premier League start

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The Reds defender spoke out about pressing forward as he bid to win the Premier League with the Anfield based club

Liverpool new-boy, Kolo Toure has spoken out about the Merseyside club’s start to the season and urged the players to maintain their unbeaten run in the Premier League.

He also stated how he believed that there is a lot more to come from the Reds this season and he hopes his title-winning experience will prove beneficial.

Toure told reporters: "When the season started everyone was talking about the other clubs but we knew what we were preparing.

"The most important thing for us is to focus on what we are doing and do that as well as we can.

"Nobody was expecting us to be at the top of the league right now but that is the past. We need to keep going and working hard."

Liverpool are currently top of the Premier League after winning three of their opening four games, the only blemish on an otherwise perfect record, being Monday’s 2-2 draw with manager Brendan Rodgers former club, Swansea.

Rodgers’ side are back at Anfield today as they host a Southampton time which have struggled with goals, yet sit mid-table after last week’s 0-0 draw with West Ham, the Reds will be looking to take three points at home against the side that were promoted last season, and victory in this clash would mean they have survived Luis Suarez’s suspension without dropping a point.

During the first four games of the season it has been Daniel Sturridge who has been amongst the goals for Liverpool, netting in each game including the winner in three 1-0 victories at the start of the campaign.

Toure praised the Englishman saying: "He is a top player, scoring goals in every game. He is young, strong, clever, and a very good guy as well."

Whether or not Suarez walks back into the team following suspension remains to be seen, but Toure was firm when stating how good the Uruguayan is and how difficult he can be to play against, telling journalists: “"It is hard to stop him. He can score a goal any time, he is a killer. To have him as a challenge every day in training is great, it improves you."

Since joining Liverpool in the summer after four fruitful seasons at Manchester City, Toure has established himself at the heart of the defence and has shown some of the form which served him so well at his former club and before that at Arsenal, but he remains grounded and hopes that this successful part of his career continues.

He stated his joy at the move to Liverpool and said: "Right now I am really happy to be a part of this fantastic football club. I feel really proud.

"I only want to bring the best I have got to this club. This football club is massive anyway, and for me, I have been winning trophies and I am really happy to be here and to try to help the players.

"But we have a lot, like Steven Gerrard, who are big players as well.

"As a group, we work and we know that every game is very important and we need to focus on every game."

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