Liverpool star reveals his pride for Manchester City brother Yaya Toure

Kolo Toure Ivory Coast

Kolo Toure has been discussing how proud he is of his brother.

Last weekend saw Manchester City travel to Liverpool to take on The Reds at Anfield in a crucial tie in the Premier League.

In the end it was the home side who got the bragging rights. Two sensational goals from Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho proved enough for Liverpool to take all three points.

But it was not just bragging rights in the Premier League that were up for grabs, but also in the Toure household.

Incredibly, despite the long and illustrious careers both Kolo and Yaya Toure have been privileged to lead, the pair have never actually faced off against each other in their careers. That changed when Kolo entered the fray and the pair had a mini-embrace at the full-time whistle.

Recently the Toure brothers both had a night to remember in Equatorial Guinea. The Ivory Coast finally won the African Cup of Nations after several years of near misses.

The win was largely down to the performances of the Toure brothers, in particular Yaya, who captained the side.

Now, in an interview with the Liverpool website, Kolo has revealed his pride at his brother's role in the winning medal:

"To have Yaya there and to have him as the captain, I was so proud for him because he had a tough time as well. I'm very proud of my brother, because mentally he is very strong."

Last season saw the brothers fight it out for the Premier League title and this season Liverpool are closing in on second place City, whom they are now just seven points behind after the weekend victory.

It could be that the two are racing to the wire once again at the end of the campaign, but at least they will have the fond memories of facing each other and an Afcon win to remember that blood runs thicker.

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