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Toure: Don't write Reds off

Kolo Toure does not think Liverpool's failure to beat Aston Villa on Saturday should be seen as marking the end of their Premier League title challenge.

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Kolo Toure: Experienced defender has belief Liverpool can challenge for the titl

Kolo Toure: Experienced defender has belief Liverpool can challenge for the titl

The Reds had to battle back from 2-0 down to claim a point at Anfield and, with Arsenal winning, they are now eight points off the pace-setters.

Toure accepts Liverpool underperformed against Villa but he expects their main rivals to suffer similar blips and feels they are far better off than most had anticipated at the start of the season.

"We are still in that (title race) because every team can lose points," Toure said.

"For us we just need to think about the next game 100 per cent, try to win and be positive.

"What we have done so far no-one was expecting at the start of the season.

"We need to take that on board and just keep going. When you have hard times you see a strong team and we are a strong team.

"The first half was very hard but the reaction from the team was great after going 2-0 down to a good Villa side - last year they won (3-1) here and it wasn't easy for us.

"We got a point and that showed the character of the team. We don't want to lose and that is very important, especially at home.

"Other teams will make errors. We just need to maintain our focus and believe in ourselves. In 16 games a lot can happen."

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may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

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ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

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s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

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