Lille manager Rudi Garcia has revealed that Joe Cole will not be returning to the club next season.

The Liverpool midfielder enjoyed a successful season on loan with Les Dogues last term but is required to stay at Anfield following the appointment of Brendan Rodgers as the Reds' new boss.

"Joe Cole will stay at Liverpool, " Garcia coach told Canal+.

"The new staff have decided to keep him. We will remember him very fondly as a player but also as a man."

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