Lille coach Rudi Garcia doesn't want to lose on-loan Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole.

Cole has returned to Liverpool after spending the 2011/12 campaign with the Ligue 1 side.

"From a sporting angle we would like to keep him," said Garcia, who is resigned to losing his Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard.

"But he does not belong to us and he has not discussed matters with Liverpool.

"It is a very fluid situation. The only certainty for the moment is that he is returning to Liverpool, the club to which he belongs."