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Anelka bagged his first goal for West Brom since joining in the summer but has become embroiled in a racism row after an alleged anti-Semitic celebration

Joe Cole: 'I need to feel loved. The manager has to want me'

There is something not quite right about Joe Cole in a Liverpool shirt; like seeing Phil Mitchell in the bar of the Rovers Return. Cole, born in Paddington, brought up in Camden and educated at the West Ham academy, seemed like Jimmy Greaves, one of those footballers who was wedded to the capital. Even when Greaves made his brief, lucrative journey to play in Milan, spiritually he never really left the Mile End Road.

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Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has revealed the club remain locked in talks with Fernando Torres over the striker's Anfield future.

Tottenham can win the title says Redknapp

Harry Redknapp believes Tottenham could win the Barclays Premier League this season.

Hodgson delighted with Gerrard commitment

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has welcomed captain Steven Gerrard's decision to publicly commit himself to the club.

Cole goes north after snubbing Tottenham and Arsenal offers

Midfielder signs £90,000-a-week deal at Anfield in major coup for new manager

Liverpool sign Joe Cole on four-year deal 

Liverpool have signed former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole on a free transfer.

Tottenham maintain interest in Joe Cole

Harry Redknapp has confirmed Tottenham remain well in the hunt to capture the signature of free agent Joe Cole.

Joe Cole hints at 'issues' that left the squad divided

Joe Cole offered the staunchest challenge to the current England regime last night, suggesting that the national side were simply not good enough to progress deep into the World Cup and hinting of problems in the camp.

Joe Cole happy to be involved

Joe Cole wants to help make England proud.

Manchester United quell Joe Cole transfer rumours

Manchester United have distanced themselves from a bid for Joe Cole.

Capello blasts unhappy England players

Under-pressure Fabio Capello has admitted he may have a couple of unhappy campers at England's Rustenburg base, but warned them: "You're at the World Cup, not on holiday."

Time to haul Capello over the Joe Coles

Player power could see Gerrard and Co taking issue with manager's tactics but will the Italian be as flexible as Bobby Robson was?

The problem is all in Rooney's mind, says Italian coach

For the second time in a week Wayne Rooney marched out of a football stadium with a face like thunder on Friday night, clutching a coffee carton just as tightly as the half-eaten apple he had in his hand after the draw with the USA six days earlier. No FCUK U boots on his feet this time because Rooney did not need any subliminal way of conveying his message.

West Ham target Henry and Joe Cole

West Ham have not given up hope of bringing Joe Cole and Thierry Henry to the club, co-chairman David Gold has revealed.

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