Cole feeling revitalised by Rodgers at Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole has insisted his future lies at Anfield after speaking with new manager Brendan Rodgers, adding that he wants to play his part in the revival of the club, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Cole moved to Liverpool on a free transfer from Chelsea in 2010 but struggled to settle in at the club. The Telegraph reveals that Roy Hodgson, Liverpool manager at the time of Cole’s arrival, later admitted he would not have signed Cole if he had been appointed sooner, while Kenny Dalglish allowed the former England international to join Ligue 1 side Lille on a season-long loan last summer.

With his French sojourn now over Cole is back with Liverpool and taking part in their pre-season tour of North America. He featured in Rodgers’ first game in charge, a 1-1 draw with Toronto FC, and is preparing for the next leg of the trip, a game at the iconic Fenway Park in Boston against Roma on Wednesday.

Cole, who knew Rodgers from their time together at Chelsea, said: “I have spoken with Brendan and as far as I am concerned, I am here, I am looking forward to the season and we will go from there.

When I came here, I wanted to be part of the revival of this great club and help make it successful. Nothing has changed in that respect.

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