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Cole urged to return to Lille

Created on 04 Nov., 2012 4:38 PM GMT

Yohan Cabaye has suggested Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole should move back to Lille after failing to make an impact on his return to Anfield.

Cole has made just two starts under Brendan Rodgers' new-look team, including a midweek run out against Swansea in the League Cup, when the Welsh side defeated the Reds 3-1 at Anfield.

And Newcastle midfielder Cabaye believes that a return to France, where Cole thrived with Lille last season, would be in the best interests of all parties involved.

Cabaye told The Mirror: "It's difficult for him (Cole) because he's not playing so much.

"He did well for Lille and maybe it would be a good choice to go back. He is not playing a lot with Liverpool, so if he wants more games, he can play more there.

"They like him at Lille – the club, the ­manager and the fans. I heard manager Rudi Garcia was keen to take him back."

Cole made 38 appearances for Lille last term, in contrast to his fringe status back at Liverpool.

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