Cole impressed by Rodgers
Every training session is brilliant, says Liverpool midfielder
Last Updated: July 24, 2012 9:44am
Joe Cole: Looking forward to a new start at Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers
Joe Cole is determined to make a fresh start to his Liverpool career and believes the right manager is in charge to make it happen.
Cole spent last season on loan at French club Lille after a disappointing opening season at Anfield following the midfielder's arrival in the summer of 2010.
"I have spoken with Brendan and, as far as I am concerned, I am here (for the season)."
Joe Cole Quotes of the week
But the 30-year-old England international is hoping for another chance under new boss Brendan Rodgers.
Early indications are that he will have an opportunity, having played the second half of Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Toronto at the weekend.
And the former Chelsea and West Ham player is not going to dwell on the fact that his Reds career got off to an unhappy start.
"I am only looking forward," he told the Daily Mail.
"Everything I have done in my career is in the bank and has been and gone. But I want to write new chapters.
"I want to be part of the revival of this great club and help make it successful. I want to help my team. I have spoken with Brendan and, as far as I am concerned, I am here (for the season).
"I'm looking forward to the season and we will go from there. It was great to pull on the shirt again."
Rodgers became Liverpool's fourth manager in the space of two years when he was appointed as Reds boss in May.
But Cole believes the new man is the right man to get Liverpool back on track.
"It's not traditional for the club to change managers but we need stability now," added Cole.
"Everyone needs to be settled and I am 100 per cent sure that the right man is in the job. He is the best out there.
"The fans are intelligent. They know sixth, seventh and eighth in the last three seasons isn't good enough.
"But we are a work in progress now and we have got the right man in charge. The lads have all been impressed with everything that he has done. He is so on the ball.
"When I came here, I wanted to be part of the revival of this great club. Nothing has changed. I want to be part of this team and so we can all do it together."
Joe Cole Quotes of the week
"There is no point looking back to how everything started here for me. That has been and gone. I am just looking forward to the season.
"When I came here, I wanted to be part of the revival of this great club. Nothing has changed. I want to be part of this team and so we can all do it together.
"It just feels so much more settled. The fans are well educated with their football. They have seen so many great players. They also know the not good players.
"They also know a good manager and you speak to anyone out here or back home and they know we have got a good manager.
"Brendan's style looks off the cuff but it isn't. It is very, very tactical. You are concentrating hard and thinking constantly. Every training session is brilliant.
"I can only see us going in one direction but we have got to work hard to make sure that happens."
Rodgers has been complimentary about Cole and the player admits that has also given him a boost.
"It's very pleasing," he told Sky Sports News. "I wasn't aware of anything because we've been in a bit of a bubble, training and that.
"But I've just come in and trained my best. I'm getting fitter and just enjoying playing football."