Cabaye offers Cole advice

Yohan Cabaye has suggested Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole should consider a return to Lille in order to play regular first-team football.

Last Updated: 04/11/12 at 11:08 Post Comment

Joe Cole: Liverpool midfielder has been advised to return to Lille

Joe Cole: Liverpool midfielder has been advised to return to Lille

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Cole spent last season on loan at Lille to help fill the void following Cabaye's move to Newcastle United, but has made just four appearances since heading back to Anfield.

The 30-year-old was replaced at half-time in the midweek Capital One Cup defeat by Swansea City and manager Brendan Rodgers subsequently implied Cole had not been value for money for Liverpool.

Galatasaray have been linked with a January loan bid for Cole, but Cabaye believes a move back to former French champions Lille could be a sensible option.

"It's difficult for him because he's not playing much," said Cabaye in the Daily Star Sunday.

"He did well for Lille and maybe it would be a good choice for him to go back there. If he wants more games, he can play more there.

"They like him at Lille, the club, the manager and the fans.

"I heard that the manager Rudi Garcia was keen to take him back. Joe did well, he fought for the team, so the people and the club liked him."

Cole appears unlikely to be involved for Liverpool against Newcastle on Sunday and Magpies boss Alan Pardew wonders why he has never truly fulfilled his potential.

Pardew said: "Joe's a great talent and, for whatever reason, something has gone missing.

"I remember at West Ham, we played Chelsea and I turned round in my dressing room and he was in the middle of it, chatting with everyone, as if he was going to play for me!

"This was before the game. I had to chase him out. He's an infectious guy and I hope he finds his feet.

"At the top of his form, you wouldn't want him playing against you."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

H

opefully Jose turns up to the game wearing a T-Shirt with Costa's face on, that's the classy thing to do in these situations right?

Petulant_Radish
Costa loses appeal against ban

C

onfirmed. Nick Miller is a douche bag. Lazy, incoherent rant is what this article should be titled. And for the editor to have the temerity to pass this as acceptable writing is shocking. Ah well, anything for clicks right? You got mine. Well done. Your mother must be proud.

poolshortsdown
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

Cristiano Ronaldo admits he made a mistake against Cordoba, says Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti

Cristiano Ronaldo knows he made a mistake against Cordoba and accepts his two-game ban, according to Carlo Ancelotti.

David Ginola no longer challenger to Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency

David Ginola has confirmed his withdrawal as a candidate to take on Sepp Blatter for the position of FIFA president.

Jack Cork will be great add for Swansea says manager Garry Monk

Garry Monk feels Swansea's midfield will be much improved by the impending signing of Southampton's Jack Cork.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company