Video: Liverpool unveil Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure
Liverpool new boys Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure have faced the press for the first time as Reds at their official unveiling.
Goalkeeper Mignolet, signed from Sunderland, says he is looking forward to the competition with Pepe Reina to become Brendan Rodgers’ first-choice keeper.
He said: “Competition is going to be in every single club. I had competition back in Belgium with the local team, I had big competition at Sunderland where there was Craig Gordon, Keiren Westwood and a lot of other international goalies and I had big competition with the Belgium national team.
“So that’s not going to change, and everywhere you go, especially when you go to a bigger club, there’s always going to be a fight for places. Definitely when you’re a goalie, because there’s only one goalie who can play.”
Meanwhile, Toure said he was delighted to be stepping into the boots of the recently retired Jamie Carragher.
He said: “I know that Jamie Carragher is a really important player for this football club, and he retired now and I think Liverpool had to look for somebody who can replace him and I am the one.
“It’s a big honour first because to be chosen to replace Jamie Carragher is unbelievable because I think he’s been a fantastic player for England and for this football club as well. He’s a great leader, and that’s what I’ll try to do.”