Liverpool boss Rodgers happy for Cole to make West Ham move

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is happy with Joe Cole's departure to West Ham United.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is happy with Joe Cole's departure to West Ham United.

The 31-year-old midfielder completed a free transfer to the Hammers, where he started his career, on Friday after two-and-a-half years at Anfield.

"The best move for all parties," Rodgers said at his press briefing today.

"Joe's a good guy who I've known for a long time. It has been difficult for him here across his time. In the short period I've been here, he's never been a problem for a minute - he's a good man.

"But for both, it was best. Joe needs to play; he's going back to his home - it's where he grew up and he knows and loves the club. We thank him for his efforts and both parties move on."

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