Toure: Manchester City must regret selling me

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Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has blasted his former club Manchester City, vowing to make them regret letting him leave on a free transfer, reports The Sun.

The 32-year-old centre-back fell out of first-team favour under the former stewardship of Roberto Mancini, and left the Etihad Stadium in the summer to join the Reds, four years after the Citizens paid £16million to sign him from Arsenal.

Toure received a Football Association ban for failing a drugs test in 2011, and after his suspension was forced to settle for a place on the fringes of the City squad.

However, he's enjoyed a new lease of life at Anfield as Brendan Rodgers continues to give the Ivory Coast international regular game time, and has played an integral role in Liverpool's climb to second in the Premier League table this season.

"I was better than certain players at Manchester City but I was left on the bench," he explained. "Before I left the club I told the people in charge that they would regret letting me go.

"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."

When fit, Toure has been a regular fixture in the Liverpool defence this season, and could line up against his old employers when Manuel Pellegrini's side host the Merseyside club in the Premier League during the festive period on Boxing Day.

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