Cole believes he can still make the grade at Liverpool after fine Europa League display
23:10 GMT, 22 November 2012
Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole believes he can still be a success story at the club.
The 31-year-old scored and set up Jonjo Shelvey in Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Young Boys at Anfield in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Cole claims he has impressed at each of his former sides and can repeat that on Merseyside.
Aiming high: Joe Cole says he can be a success at Anfield
'I was a good player at West Ham, Chelsea and Lille and I think I can be a good player at Liverpool,' he told ITV4.
'I'm getting stronger with every game. It is normal that a player wants to play all the time.
'It was my third game back from a hamstring problem and I felt good.
'On a personal note it was quite good. The overall sense though is disappointment that we didn't see it out in the end.
'But the young lads especially have been terrific this year. We just keep going.'
In a Liverpool side teeming with youth Cole was one of the more experienced figures.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers said: 'It was nice for Joe Cole to play well. He has been working very hard in training.'
Asked if Cole had a future at the club, he added: 'He's certainly working hard. He knows it's difficult because he's been away from the club on loan.
'Joe's a fighter and he's working very hard. That's all he can do.'
Cole was upset that his side could not hold on to their slim lead, with a wonder goal from Elsad Zverotic after 88 minutes enough to earn the Swiss team a point.
Now they face a difficult away game in
Italy to play Udinese, in which they must at least match Young Boys'
result against Anzhi to progress.
Cole believes Liverpool should not be finding themselves in such a position, when a win meant they would have qualified.
Setback: Elsad Zverotic (left) struck late to confound Cole and Co
'It's disappointing. It was just the game management at the end,' he said.
'We need to see the game out. Maybe we had a few young players on the pitch but we should have killed the game off.
'Fair credit though it was a good finish from their kid.'
Driven home: Cole fires in Liverpool's second of the game