Cole vows to grab second chance
Joe Cole is determined to make up for lost time by making his mark with Liverpool under new manager Brendan Rodgers.
The 30-year-old struggled to rediscover his best form in his first season at Anfield and was limited to just nine league starts following his free transfer switch from Chelsea in 2010, and then spent the whole last term out on loan at French side Lille. Cole looked destined for a permanent move away from Merseyside this summer before the club's decision to part company with Rodgers' predecessor Kenny Dalglish. However, the arrival of the former Swansea boss has boosted his prospects of getting a second chance after words of encouragement from the Northern Irishman, and Cole is desperate to repay his faith. The England international told the club's official website: "It's a clean slate for everyone, so I'm delighted to be back. "I don't want to leave Liverpool one day having not been a success here or having left something here. "I want to make an imprint at the club. I've been a success at West Ham, Chelsea and Lille - I don't want people to be able to say that I haven't here. "I'd like to be given the opportunity to play, learn and improve, and join this great team. It's a great group and I would like to be involved in this team and really push on."