Kolo: I would take Yaya out in final

There will be no brotherly love on display should Kolo Toure come up against Yaya Toure in the Capital One Cup final.

Kolo is part of the Liverpool squad that will face Manchester City, who are likely to have Yaya in their starting XI, at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

The Ivorian brothers were team-mates at City from 2010 until 2013, but they have also faced each other three times while playing on opposite teams.

Yaya, though, has never been on the winning side in games against Kolo and the latter would do everything to keep it that way.

Asked by BBC Sport what he would do if his brother is through on goal, Kolo replied: “Take him out, big time. Because I want to win.

He added: “I think he knows me and he knows that if he is going to score a goal, [if there is] anything, anything I can do to stop him scoring, I will.”

The 34-year-old Liverpool centre-back isn’t assured of a place in the starting XI, but he just hopes the Reds get the better of Yaya’s Manchester City.

“If we’re both out on that pitch then it’s going to be amazing to play against him in a final,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

“I hope to face him. If not, the most important thing is that my team win.

“There will be no fraternising with Yaya before Sunday – no phone calls, no messages, no feeling.

“We are both going to war. We will both want to win and then we will talk after.”

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