Toure claims Man City should regret letting him leave for Liverpool

Kolo Toure believes Manchester City will kick themselves for allowing him to leave the club this summer, Sky Sports has reported, after the former Arsenal centre-back moved to Liverpool on a free transfer.

Toure’s contract at the Etihad Stadium was not renewed and he was able to move as a free agent to Anfield, where he has featured regularly under Brendan Rodgers this season. Toure was a bit-part player in his final season at City, with then-manager Roberto Mancini only giving him 15 appearances in the Premier League.

Mancini favoured the likes of Joleon Lescott and Matija Nastasic as a partner for captain Vincent Kompany, but Toure feels he was overlooked in favour of inferior players. “I was better than certain players at Manchester City but I was left on the bench,” he said.

Before I left the club, I told the people in charge that they would regret letting me go,” Toure continued. “People said I was finished and that I could never get back to my former level. But now I am at Liverpool – and I am sure that City must be kicking themselves when they see how I am performing.

Toure has made 11 appearances for the Reds this season, helping Rodgers’ side to second in the Premier League – two points and two places better off than his former club, now under the management of Manuel Pellegrini.

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