Joe Cole has made it clear that he wants to remain with Liverpool after completing his season-long loan with Lille and returning to the club for pre-season training.
Cole was signed by Liverpool on a free transfer from Chelsea back in the summer of 2010 but he struggled to make an impact under Roy Hodgson and was then loaned by Kenny Dalglish.
However, he now has a clean slate with Brendan Rodgers in charge at Anfield and he is confident that he will be able to fight for a place in the side and help bring success back to the club.
"It's great to be back," Cole told Liverpoolfc.com. "It's a clean slate for everyone, so I'm delighted to be back. Training has been good - and it's nice to be back in England and nice to be back in Liverpool."
"I've been a success at West Ham, Chelsea and Lille - I don't want people to be able to say that I haven't here.
"I'd like to be given the opportunity to play, learn and improve, and join this great team. It's a great group and I would like to be involved in this team and really push on."
"If I get given a chance to play, I'll always give my best and give everything I've got to the team. I came here for one reason - because I wanted to be a part of the resurgence of this club.
"It excited me coming here because I knew what a big club it was with a rich history and I wanted to be part of something. I still do. The fire still burns in me to be a part of it - I want to be part of this club moving in the right direction.
The midfielder impressed while playing in Ligue 1 as he made 27 appearances, scoring four goals and providing several assists.
Cole is not the only player hoping to enjoy a new start at Liverpool as Italian midfielder Alberto Aquilani is also hoping to prove himself after a season on-loan with AC Milan.