English Premiership

Toure: Work still to be done

2014-12-08 09:19
Kolo Toure (Getty Images)
Kolo Toure (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Liverpool defender Kolo Toure admits the side have struggled for form this season, and knows they will need to continue working hard if they are to achieve their targets.

The Reds have proved largely inconsistent this term, with Saturday's goalless draw against Sunderland leaving them ninth in the standings and five points adrift of the top four.

That result did, however, make it four games without defeat for Brendan Rodgers' men, coming as a vast improvement after having lost their previous four outings, but Toure knows they still have some way to go before they can get back to challenging for a Champions League spot.

"We knew it was going to be a tough game (against Sunderland). They defend very well, they showed that against Chelsea (a 0-0 draw last weekend)," Football411 quotes Toure as saying.

"At the end we have one point, which is hard to take but this league is tough and every team fights - Newcastle won against (league leaders) Chelsea (on Saturday) which shows this league is really difficult.

"It is better but last season we did much better than that. We have had a difficult start but we are catching up slowly and surely. There is more work to do, definitely.

"Last season we were outstanding in every area and going forward it was amazing, defensively we were strong, but this season has been difficult.

"When you have a tough start it is always difficult because the confidence is not always there.

"We are catching up and the team feels more secure and we need to keep going in that direction."

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