Joe Cole set to return to Liverpool this summer after Lille loan spell

Joe Cole will return to Liverpool this summer following his loan spell at Ligue 1 side Lille, the French side's manager has revealed

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Joe Cole looks set to return to Anfield this summer Photo: Soccer.ru, via Wikimedia

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Joe Cole will return to Liverpool this summer after his season-long loan at Lille, according to the Ligue 1 club’s manager.

The 30-year-old midfielder made 38 appearances for the French club last season, scoring four goals since joining the club on a year-long deal on transfer deadline day last August.

“Joe Cole will stay at Liverpool,” Lille boss Rudi Garcia told Canal+. “The new staff has decided to keep him.

“We will keep very good memories of the player but also of the man.”

Cole sealed a move to Anfield when he was signed by former Reds boss Roy Hodgson on a free transfer on a four-year deal in July 2010.

But the midfielder managed just three goals and two assists in a largely disappointing campaign for the former Chelsea man, before he was loaned out to Lille by new manager Kenny Dalglish after the Scot took charge mid-way through the 2010-11 season.

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