Lille boss Garcia would happily take back Liverpool's Cole

Lille coach Rudi Garcia would love to re-sign Liverpool outcast Joe Cole.
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Lille coach Rudi Garcia would love to re-sign Liverpool outcast Joe Cole.

The 30-year-old has struggled to establish himself in Brendan Rodgers' plans this term and was criticised for his performance in last week's Capital One Cup defeat to Swansea.

Garcia admits they could not afford to sign Cole on a permanent basis on the summer, but would love to bring him back to Lille.

"Joe is not only a great person, but also a great footballer. But financially it was not possible to save him," Garcia told RMC.

"This can be prohibitive for the return of Joe to Lille. Sportingly and humanly, I'd love to see him back."

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