Liverpool playmaker Cole outstanding on Lille debut

Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole was outstanding for Lille on debut. Cole sparkled on his debut for Lille, setting up the third goal in a 3-1 win for the French champions at St Etienne.

Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole was outstanding for Lille on debut.

Cole sparkled on his debut for Lille, setting up the third goal in a 3-1 win for the French champions at St Etienne.

Former England international Cole joined Lille on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool at the end of last month's transfer window and came on as a 65th-minute substitute with the score at 1-1.

Belgian star Eden Hazard put the visitors ahead with his second goal before Cole's fine run and pass set up Ludovic Obranik for the third.

Cole said: "I've been happy to be here from the moment I stepped on the training ground. Hazard is a very, very special player and I look forward to forming a great partnership."

 
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