Having spent the entire 2011-12 season on loan at Lille, Cole recently told Liverpoolfc.com how he felt he had something to prove to Reds fans.
He said: "The manager knows what I can do. He's seen me in France and knows what I can do from Chelsea and England. Now is about getting fit, pushing myself every day and in the friendlies, and taking my chance.
"In the next two or three weeks, I just want to get myself fit, get two or three games out the way and then we'll see where we are. I'm happy I'm here, I'm playing football. I'm at a great club and I want to be part of it. I think we can do something good this year."