Liverpool can finish in the top four - Toure

Kolo Toure is in no doubt that the current Liverpool squad can challenge for a top four place providing they learn from their mistakes as the season progresses.

Liverpool have been one of the form team this season, winning five of their seven Premier League fixtures to leave them second behind Arsenal in the table.

There is a long way to go before anything is decided but their aim of qualifying for the Champions League remains a distinct possibility and Toure believes there is enough quality within the squad to ensure a top four finish.

“There’s no doubt this squad is good enough to get a Champions League place,” Toure told the Liverpool website.

“We have so many good players and there’s a great mentality here. We are at a fantastic club. We need to keep playing well every week and give 100 per cent for our teammates and the fans.

“We’re up there and now it’s very important to try to stay there. A season is like a marathon and there will be plenty of ups and downs. We’re happy with where we are but we must keep working hard and try to be as close as possible to the top.

“The Premier League is a tough competition and we can’t look too far ahead. We’ll take it game by game and be really focused because we know there are really hard games in this league. Every game is like a final for us. Let’s see how far we can go.”

Liverpool headed into the international break in buoyant mood following their 3-1 defeat of Crystal Palace, but Toure believes they could have done better against Ian Holloway’s side.

“We will learn from the mistakes we made against Palace. We lost a little bit of concentration after scoring three goals so we have to keep playing and moving the ball to prevent the other team from being dangerous,” he added.

“We needed to control the game better than we did in the second half. The manager has told us we have to improve on that. But there were also a lot of good points in that game and the most important thing is we got the three points.

“After losing at home to Southampton, it was vital we beat Palace at Anfield and we did that. When you get goals early in games that makes it much more easier.

“The next challenge will be Newcastle. When we all come back to Melwood after the internationals it will be like a new season starting again.”
True that! ...with the 'deadliest attack in EPL' Liverpool currently process, a top four finish is possible!