He may not have been seen around Liverpool much over the past twelve months, but Joe Cole even believes that the Reds are heading in the right direction and it won’t be long until things start to turn round. The former Chelsea midfielder claims that the supporters are fully aware with the situation at Anfield and know better than anyone that the club will prosper under the current regime.
Cole spent the whole of last season on loan at Lille and many people thought that his career at Liverpool was over, after several newspapers ran stories during the summer that suggested that Brendan Rodgers was keen to offload him. However, after recovering from a two-month spell on the treatment table, Cole finally managed to make a top flight appearance for the Reds after coming on as a substitute in the game against Stoke on Sunday.
Following that appearance, the 30-year-old appears to be quite confident about everything that Brendan Rodgers is trying to instil at the club. Speaking to the media, he said, “Revolutions don’t happen in days and weeks. I’ve seen the team developing and I’ve seen a lot of improvement, but these things take time. The fans here are great and they understand what’s happening. They are very educated – they know what we’re trying to do and how we’re trying to build the play and implement a style. We just have to concentrate on trying to implement our style. The performances have been good considering everything has changed here again, and you can’t fault the effort.”
Of course, considering the poor start the club have made to the season, optimism seems to be the best approach. A return of six points from seven matches has been declared as completely unsatisfactory and no matter what principles Rodgers is attempting to implement at the club, the fact he has not masterminded a home win in the league is certainly playing on supporters’ minds.