Toure’s side will come up against his brother Yaya, and the Liverpool centre-back has opened up on his sibling’s feelings towards this encounter prior to the midday kick-off.
“He doesn’t like to play against Liverpool because we put a lot of pressure (on him),” Toure said of the City midfielder.
“The only thing we have to do is to put pressure on him and stop letting him turn and face the game.”
The younger Toure may not appreciate his older sibling making it so clear how to get the better of him, but in truth that is easier said than done given the City star’s talent.
The two players recently returned from Africa Cup of Nations duty and both will still be buzzing from their success in that tournament. But this weekend those feelings will be put aside with the two brothers potentially coming face to face in a huge match.
The Liverpool defender returned to Brendan Rodgers’ starting line-up for the Europa League match against Besiktas on Thursday, and while the Reds ultimately lost that tie the 33-year-old impressed in the heart of the defence.
Whatever happens this afternoon, he will have surely told his teammates how to get the better of one City player in particular.