Kolo Toure reveals how Liverpool boss is behind the club’s turnaround

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Liverpool have yet to be beaten in the league this year.

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure says the club’s upturn in fortune is down to the bravery and intelligence of boss Brendan Rodgers, the Independent report.

The Reds had a challenging start to the campaign, with performances inconsistent and results poor, leaving the club in the lower reaches of the Premier League and Rodgers under pressure to keep his job.

However, a fabulous 11-game unbeaten run stretching back to the middle of December has seen the club surge up the table and knock on the door regarding a top-four spot.

Toure, having just come back from two months away on international duty, says the Anfield outfit’s incredible run is certainly no fluke and is largely down to the work of Rodgers.

“I’m not surprised at the turnaround because the manager [Brendan Rodgers] is great, really intelligent in working out problems,” Toure was quoted as saying by the Independent.

“He pays attention to every detail, tries different things, pushes players so you don’t get lazy. We had lots of new players coming in, especially young ones from abroad who had to settle in.

“I moved here to England when I was 21 so I know it takes time to fit in, to learn. I knew that eventually it would all come together, and that is what the boss kept telling us as well.

"I watched the games while at AFCON, and I could see that we’d be back strong.”

Toure has not featured that often for the Reds this season, making just six Premier League starts - with his last completed 90 minutes in the league coming in the 2-2 New Year’s Day draw with Leicester City.

The 33-year-old faces a battle to win a regular spot in the starting XI with Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren and Emre Can currently the favoured three at the back.

However, with both cup and league games remaining and fellow centre-back Mamadou Sakho currently nursing an injury, Toure’s return to the squad is a welcome boost and he could be in line to start the FA Cup clash against Blackburn Rovers this weekend.

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