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Cole feels Rodgers style will take time at Liverpool

Joe Cole believes Liverpool will have to be patient with manager Brendan Rodgers' plans to introduce a new style of play.

Rodgers has spoke openly about his desire to implement a quick, passing game at Anfield.

"That style is what I was brought up with at West Ham and Chelsea," he told liverpoolfc.com. "At West Ham, we didn't have the top, top players, but we always tried to play. At Chelsea, we always tried to get the ball down and play and move it.

"For me, that is football. I love the style of play. At Lille, we played like that as well - getting the ball down and moving.

"I think sometimes in English football, people automatically think you need to be aggressive - but look at Spain. No-one works harder than Spain. They pass and move the ball quickly, and sometimes physically it's harder to do that because you're constantly on the move and you're fighting and have to be dogged.

"I firmly believe in that and I think it's the way forward in football for footballers and clubs now. We've seen Spain and Barcelona and how successful they are. The top teams get the ball down and play and move - and that's what we're going to try and implement here.

"But it takes time to change things - and great things take time. It's going to be a building process. As long as we stick together and try to do what the manager wants us to do, this club will move steadily forward again."

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