Liverpool's Cole ends Lille loan with superb performance

Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole ended his loan with Lille in fine style yesterday. Cole played a key role in a thumping 4-1 win over Nancy.

Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole ended his loan with Lille in fine style yesterday.

Cole played a key role in a thumping 4-1 win over Nancy.

The England midfielder showed the benefits of a prolonged spell of football with some exquisite touches and intelligent link play as Lille — who are guaranteed a place in next season’s Champions League after finishing third in Ligue 1 — breezed to victory.

Cole was given a standing ovation when he was replaced by Nolan Roux after 64 minutes.

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