Cole: “NESV are the boost we need”

Joe Cole Liverpool 2010/11 Liverpool V FC Steaua Bucharest (4-1) 16/09/10 UEFA Europa League Photo Robin Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom

Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole has admitted his and the team’s poor start to the season, but believes the arrival of new owners New England Sports Ventures will boost morale.

The Reds’ latest downfall was the 2-0 defeat to Everton in the Merseyside Derby on Sunday afternoon, just two days after the club was sold to John Henry and NESV.

On the new ownership, Cole told the club’s official web site, “It’s encouraging now that the club has got a direction to go in.

“We are happy with that. The thing is to keep going and keep our heads. We have got to do better, everyone at the club.”

The result at Goodison Park leaves Liverpool 19th in the Premier League, with only 6 points from 8 games.

But Cole says he and his teammates are trying all avenues to regain confidence and restore a winning mentality on the field.

“We are not playing well, I’m not playing well but I know I’m at a club that is going to help me through it,” he continued.
“I know that and I expect better from myself.

“It’s disappointing to lose such a big game but in these situations, the worse thing you can do is start pointing fingers at each other. We have got to look at ourselves.

“I’ll just try and do what I can do to get back to it. I need to find my form somehow. I’m sure I will and it will come soon.
“We have had a tough start and a bad start with results. We can’t do anything about that now. We are where we are and we have got to change it. We have got to dig deep.

“There are characters here. I’m looking at myself – nobody else. I need to do a lot better for the club; every minute of every day I’m thinking about how I can get there again.”