Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson believes Joe Cole's Anfield is about to lift-off.

Cole swooped for the winner against Bolton Wanderers on the weekend and Hodgson can sense a new bounce in the player's step.

The former Fulham chief said: "The goal will do a lot for him, but he's quite confident at the moment.

"Joe is a very confident player. He always thinks he is playing well, so he doesn't have any great ­worries about that side of things.

"But, of course, one of the things he knows he will be criticised for, I guess, is that he doesn't score enough goals.

"If we think of his time here at Liverpool, we can all think of goal chances which were there to be ­taken which he didn't.

"So I'm sure he is ­delighted to have put that behind him by scoring a very, very important ­winning goal against ­Bolton."

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