Joe Cole admits he was delighted to hear Steven Gerrard commit himself to Liverpool. Just hours after Cole agreed terms with Liverpool, Gerrard went public with his commitment to the club.

Cole told "That was the best bit of news I could have had. I know Stevie, he is Liverpool through and through and I know from playing with and against him for the last 10 years what a quality player he is. I know how much this club means to him.

"I think players can play for other clubs but with Liverpool you have to live and breathe it. It's that kind of a place. I am excited by the challenge. I am moving my family and everyone is excited and booking their weekends up here. I am going to make it work."

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