Joe Cole England [PicA]

Liverpool sign Joe Cole

Liverpool have beaten off competition from Spurs and Arsenal to land the 28 year old Joe Cole on a free transfer.

Joe Cole’s contract ended with Chelsea this summer.

Joe is to undergo a medical before the transfer is completed, but he is set to sign a four year deal at Anfield.  It is believed that Liverpool have been tracking the player for the last few months, watching to see if he would sign an extension with Chelsea.

A statement from Liverpool FC reads:

‘Liverpool FC are delighted to confirm the signing of Joe Cole on a four-year deal.

‘The England midfielder has agreed personal terms with the Reds and will undergo a medical in the next 48 hours.

‘Cole becomes the club’s second signing of the summer after Milan Jovanovic.

With Yossi Benayoun having travelled in the opposite direction earlier this month, this deal can be seen as a direct replacement.

In the past two seasons Joe has made 39 Premier League appearances, and has scored 4 times.

We wish Joe the very best of luck in his new Anfield career.

  • Fawaz Olokodana

    The coach is keeping on his good work . Well done Roy Hodgson

  • J.w.harris

    roy ur doing good as manager but we still need more good players also good to hear that gerrard is staying and riera has gone and we also need to hope that torres stays 1 cos im his top fan 2 we really need him to score some quality goals n 3 if he leaves liverpool will be crap like last season;-)

  • J.w.harris

    whoo cole is at liverpool but we need more to keep liverpool out of the religastion zone :-)

  • Gavin

    he is gonna where the number 10 shirt. its has been confirmed on the lfc website.

  • Tonny

    Welcome to the Red Joen…!!! I’m believe Liverpool will come back this season…!!!

  • George

    Lets hope he is not like Harry Kewell. Good luck Joe and help bring us success.

  • Iloveliverpoool

    You are now Liverpool Player’s welcome

  • stacie

    excellent news about joe joining us, hes a great player with alot of talent. Lets hope he brings as much joy as previous wearers of the good ole number 7 shirt.
    Welcome to liverpool Joe!! Nice signing Roy keep up the good work.

  • samuel charles

    need a great left back, if it was me id sell;

    reira and add him to the yossi and inusa money that lot was 11mill adding reiras 5 mill recoup, then thats 16, theres your left back, the sell mascherano and bring in one winger, one meidfielder and one hitman. job done…

  • tqyred

    it’s a great omen for the season ahead, if roy can keep nando and stevie and add another great signing. last years debacle could be quickly forgotten

  • http://www.anfield-online.co.uk Gary Shaw

    Update: It has been confirmed that Joe Cole will don the number 7.

  • tqyred

    been waiting for a great player to wear the number 7 shirt again
    think roy’s found it
    welcome to the red side joe

  • lewis

    it is great news that joe cole has signed for liverpool he can support torres and milan janovick alongside steven gerrard . Steven gerrard and cole will partnership … I CANT WAIT TO SEE THEM PLAY

  • samuel charles

    we still are yet to spend, i.e on a fee under these two fcuking yankie clowns the only time we have done that is mascherano we brought fror 18.6 and nando for 22.6. its got to kick on and now we must re invest the sales money from insua and the soon to be sold reira and el zhar and other and buy 1 great left back, 1 new frontman, and 1 right or left side winger.

  • Imran

    That’s brilliant as long as he’s not a replacement for Gerrard or Torres!.The boy scores goals and can create too!

    • Digger

      With a poorer goal or assist record than Benayoun! Progress? Time will tell.

  • George

    Can we have our season ticket back please!!!

  • samuel charles

    REINA.
    JOHNSON CARRAGHER AGGER CISSOHKO
    J.COLE GERRARD BANEGA MATA
    TORRES CROUCH/ LLORENTE OR HUNTALAR

  • scooby

    Brilliant. Stevie will like this signing and Nando knows he will get good support from the trickster.

  • Pete C

    Thats absolutely brilliant news been dreaming of this day for 4 years never thought it would happen perfect signing for Liverpool