Kolo Toure Says Liverpool Drew With Leicester Because They Were Tired

Defender blames fixture congestion for slip up vs the Foxes.

Liverpool centre-back Kolo Toure has conceded that fatigue played a big part in the club letting a two-goal lead sip against struggling Leicester City on New Year’s Day, the Daily Express reports.

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The Reds went ahead thanks to two Steven Gerrard penalties before David Nugent and Duncan Schlup pulled the basement boys back from the brink of another defeat to claim a well earned point.

The draw ended a two-game wining streak over Christmas for Liverpool, who are now undefeated in five heading into Monday’s FA Cup clash with AFC Wimbledon.

And Toure has pointed toward fatigue for the lapse in concentration at the back.

“There is fatigue but that’s where mentally you have to be tough, fight for every ball and fight against a team like that,” he told

“I’m sure it’s going to be a good game to watch (against Wimbledon) and we’ll definitely be up for the fight.”

“Every game is very tough, but that’s why we need to be more intelligent.

“Be clever in managing the game better, passing the ball and then hitting on the counter-attack.

“We will work again, there is another game coming. We have to forget about this game, try to focus and win the next game.”

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