Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole is keen to hook up with Lille star Eden Hazard following his loan switch.

Lille's most important piece of business, aside from landing Cole, was managing to retain the services of Belgian winger Hazard, who was linked with Arsenal.

And Cole said: "The way Lille play reminds me a little bit of Barcelona.

"They pass the ball quickly and well. Hazard is a great player.

"It will be a great challenge to play for a team that wants to progress. I feel the club are moving in the right direction."

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