Liverpool’s Cole apologises for penalty miss

Joe Cole’s Liverpool career can surely only get better following a red card and a penalty miss in his first two outings.

But the former Chelsea midfielder is remaining positive after missing from the spot in the Reds’ 1-0 home win over Trabzonspor in Europa League qualifying on Thursday night.

"The last penalty I took was when I was 13 and I scored that one," said the midfielder. "It was always pre-determined that if we got one I would take it, but it was a bad penalty.

"It's one of those things, but I hold my hands up for that.

"I'm still finding my feet, but I'm enjoying my time here and we've had a decent start. I'm getting fitter and stronger with each game."

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