Kolo Toure believes Liverpool can be delighted by the start they've made to 2013-14 – but has warned it will count for little come kick off against Swansea City on Monday night.

The Reds will head to the Liberty Stadium having taken maximum points from their opening three matches without conceding a goal.

A title-winner with Arsenal, Toure knows how important a strong opening to a campaign can provide, but stressed Liverpool must be fully focused on ensuring they continue their run when they take to the pitch in Wales.

He told Liverpoolfc.com: "A great start is very important, definitely - but it is better to take it game-by-game.

"We've been playing every game like a cup final and we want to win games - when we go out, it doesn't matter where we're going to play or against who we're going to play, we will give 100 per cent and try to win.

"What we've done so far is finished now - we've won three games, but that is finished. It is the next step that is the most important, and that is going to be Swansea. We will put everything in to try and win this game because the past is done. It's finished."

Toure added: "Team spirit is high, everyone is working really hard, giving 100 per cent, the manager is doing a great job and we are really happy. We hope that we carry on doing that and work harder.

"There is a really important game coming up against Swansea. It's going to be tough because they are a good side and in the Premier League there are no easy games - every game is very, very difficult, especially the one coming up."

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Heading into the recent international break, Liverpool were top of the Barclays Premier League table and the only club in the division to have a 100 per cent record.

Toure concluded: "We will head to Swansea high on confidence because of the position we are in, but we know we need to be focused because it's going to be a really hard game.

"Every team we play now will look at us and see we are doing well and there will be more tough games because of that. Because of that, we need to be stronger and more confident."