Kolo Toure has vowed to fight for Liverpool when they face Arsenal - the club that Toure made 326 appearances for between 2002 and 2009.

Toure was part of the legendary 'Invincibles' who went the whole of the 2003-04 season unbeaten on their way to the championship.

But Toure, who joined Liverpool on a free transfer from Manchester City in the summer, insisted there is no room for sentiment when he faces Arsenal and Arsene Wenger in Saturday's late kick-off at the Emirates, and wants to prove that Arsenal were wrong to let him go.

"I think it's going to be a great game for me to play," Toure told the Liverpool Echo. "I had some great times there and it was a big part of my life.

"Without Arsene I wouldn't be here. He was the one who saw me. He's a fantastic manager and gave me my chance to play football in this country.

"But now is not the time to talk about him. He knows I've been talking about him all the time.

"It's always special to go back there but at the same time I want to show on Saturday that Arsenal made a mistake by letting me go.

"I'm going there to fight. I want to show them what I can do and help my team - Liverpool - to win. Right now I don't want to think about any of the good things that Arsene did for me as I'm focused on getting those three points."

The Ivorian knows the top clash will be a tough challenge for Liverpool, who currently find themselves in third place, just two points behind leaders Arsenal.

"It's going to be a fantastic game and it's a good opportunity for us. I can't wait for it. They have started the season really well but Arsenal have always been a good team.

"Of course it will be difficult but we are a strong team and we have a great manager as well. They know that we pose a threat to them too and they know it will be a tough game for them."

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