Joe Cole is proud to play for Liverpool and is thankful at making a living from being a professional footballer. Cole's arrival last summer from Chelsea was greeted with enthusiasm but the England international has had a difficult time at Anfield.
He has struggled to show his best form and currently finds himself well down the pecking order under manager Kenny Dalglish.
"I'm privileged to play for Liverpool Football Club and privileged to be a professional footballer," he told LFC Weekly.
"The best thing you can do as a player is make sure that you don't take that for granted every day because it's a great lifestyle. There is nothing you would want to change.
"It's been a bit stop-start for me this season but footballs all about ups and downs and sometimes you just have to ride the rollercoaster. I just try to have a positive outlook and keep going.
"I'm enjoying my football at the moment and taking every day as it comes, making sure I work hard every day from the moment I come in to the moment I leave."