Cole's wish granted by Rodgers Liverpool appointment
Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole hoped the club would appoint Brendan Rodgers in succession to Kenny Dalglish, the Liverpool Echo has reported, with the former England midfielder backing Rodgers for individual as well as collective reasons.
Cole and Rodgers previously worked together at Chelsea, when Rodgers was a coach at the Stamford Bridge and later reserve team manager. Cole admitted that he wanted Rodgers to fill the vacancy created when Dalglish was sacked because of that prior relationship, but also because he truly believed Rodgers was the best choice for the club as a whole.
Having endured a difficult time at Liverpool since moving to Anfield on a free transfer from Chelsea in 2010, Cole believes Rodgers is the right man to put both himself and the club back on track. Cole, returned from a year-long loan at French side Lille, said: “When I was hearing about Liverpool looking at certain managers, I was praying it was going to be Brendan.”
“Not just because he’s not an unknown for me and I know his philosophy on football, but I think for the club the owners have made the right choice.” Cole added that Rodgers has already impressed everyone at the club in his short time in charge.
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