Lille keen for Liverpool deal

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Lille boss Rudi Garcia has reiterated his desire to retain the services of Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole beyond his season-long loan deal.

Cole has impressed during his short stay at the Stade Lille-Metropole; scoring twice and providing three assists as the French club attempt to defend their Ligue 1 title.

For his part, the 30-year-old has been enjoying life in France and is open to the idea of making his switch from Anfield a permanent one.

And Garcia would certainly jump at the opportunity to agree a deal with Liverpool, were it to become a possibility.

"Of course I would love to keep Joe Cole at the club for next season," said Garcia.

"He's not just talent, but a man of many qualities.

"He shares the same values as the people of Lille and Northern France. He is humble, honest and straightforward, despite his amazing CV."

Cole made only nine league starts during his first season with Liverpool, following a free transfer from Chelsea during the summer of 2010.

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