Liverpool recently managed a narrow home win over Swansea thanks to a late goal from Daniel Sturridge. The 4-3 win could have easily ended in a draw after Liverpool’s shaky defence allowed the away team to come back into the match numerous times over the 90 minutes. Defender Kolo Toure, who came to the club on a free transfer from Manchester City in the summer, was especially culpable with a poor performance. In fact, he has been very poor in recent weeks, but this has been overshadowed by the ability of the team to score more goals than the opposition.
This has helped them maintain a title challenge for most of the season, despite not being considered as favourites even for a top four place at the start. Toure has now expressed his confidence that the club can go through the entire season by managing to outscore their opposition. Liverpool have managed only two clean sheets in the last 11 matches in the league. However, this win coupled with a defeat for Tottenham at Norwich means that the Reds have opened a six-point advantage at the top of the table.
Toure, who won the league title with City, says that he is confident of helping the club to their first league title since 1990.
“We just need now to keep calm and do what we have been doing, if we continue that we will get the same results. There are going to be some tough games; Southampton [this Saturday] is a tough place to go but I think we can score goals and defend well as a team and we are working hard. We are in a good position at the moment but with 11 games to go there are still a lot of things that can happen,” said Touré.