‘Cole to stay at Anfield’

LILLE boss Rudi Garcia has revealed Joe Cole is set to remain a Liverpool player next season.

The former Chelsea midfielder, 30, spent last season in Ligue 1 with the 2010-11 French champions.

However, despite claims from the coach that Cole would be welcomed back to Stade Lille-Metropole, Garcia has claimed that new Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers plans to keep the former England international.

“Joe Cole will stay at Liverpool,” Garcia said.