Cole wants to make Reds impact
Midfielder happy to have a clean slate under new boss Rodgers
Last Updated: July 6, 2012 10:07pm
Joe Cole: Midfielder is determined to make the most of his clean slate at Liverpool next season
Joe Cole is determined to prove he can be a success at Liverpool and is delighted to be back with the Premier League club.
The midfielder joined Liverpool on a free transfer in 2010 from Chelsea, but he made just nine Premier League starts in his debut season before spending last term on loan in France with Lille.
With Brendan Rodgers having replaced Kenny Dalglish as manager, the 30-year-old has been given a second chance to make an impact at Anfield and it is an opportunity Cole is eager to grasp.
"I don't want to leave Liverpool one day having not been a success here or having left something here," Cole told the club's official website.
"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."
After failing to perform to his best under previous Reds bosses Roy Hodgson and Dalglish, the England international is looking forward to a fresh start under Rodgers.
He added: "It's a clean slate for everyone, so I'm delighted to be back.
"You have to remember, I've only been at Liverpool one season, really, but this is the third manager I've played for.
"It does feel different this time - it feels like it's ready to go.
"I came here for one reason - because I wanted to be a part of the resurgence of this club. It excited me coming here because I knew what a big club it was with a rich history and I wanted to be part of something. I still do.
"The fire still burns in me to be a part of it - I want to be part of this club moving in the right direction."