The manager of Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers, has said that Joe Cole is recovering well from his hamstring injury and he is expected to make a comeback pretty soon. Cole had featured in Liverpool’s opening match of the Premier League against West Bromwich Albion on 18th of August.
Cole had injured himself in that match and he has not played for Liverpool since then. As per Rodgers, Cole has been training since the last two days. There has been a considerable improvement in his fitness. However, he still can’t said to be 100% fit, but, the way he is recovering, he should get fully fit pretty soon.
Joe Cole was placed on loan to the French club Lille in the last season. Cole’s performance for Lille was decent in the last season. He didn’t score too many goals, but, he assisted on a number of occasions. He played in 27 league matches for Lille and found the net four times.
Cole came back in the Liverpool squad for the ongoing season. At the start of the current season, Brendan Rodgers had said that he was pretty impressed with the way Cole played in the last season for Lille and he is happy that Cole has returned back to Liverpool. Cole was expected to get more starting chances in this season, but, unfortunately, he pulled his hamstring and was ruled out of the team.
Liverpool has to play its next match against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. On being asked whether Cole is supposed to get fit before that match, Rodgers said that nothing can be speculated at this point of time. Cole’s fitness would be tested by the medical team before the Sunderland match and then, a final call would be taken.
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