Kolo Toure has become one of Liverpool’s most vocal advocates, on and off the field.
It is part of what he was signed to do, following the retirement of mouthy Scouse motivator Jamie Carragher.
Much-loved on the Kop already, Toure is having none of the ‘gently does it’ approach to Liverpool’s title aspirations.
While manager Brendan Rodgers has sought to downplay Liverpool’s chances, Ivorian wrecking ball Toure says he has to believe that the Reds will be in with a shout at the business end of the season.
Ahead of Liverpool’s trip to face his old team Arsenal in a top of the table clash at the weekend, Toure is brimming with confidence.
"Of course we are [contenders] because we have so many great players. The way we are playing shows that. This is a fantastic club,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
"We want to win trophies and we want to win the title definitely. Arsenal are contenders too, as there are some fantastic people there."
"Of course it will be difficult but we are a strong team and we have a great manager as well," he added.
"They know that we pose a threat to them too and they know it will be a tough game for them."
Meanwhile, Toure’s fellow Reds defender, Daniel Agger, has sought to downplay reports that he is ready to seek an exit from Anfield.
Agger is reportedly upset that he has been relegated to the bench since Rodgers adopted a back-three approach, rarely used in England, with Toure, Mamadou Sakho and Martin Skrtel.
However, he insists he has no plans to force his way out of Liverpool in January.
“Please stop all the tweets about me leaving! I'm not going anywhere! Will be back in the team soon :) Y.N.W.A,” Agger tweeted on Tuesday.