Joe Cole was unimpressed with Liverpool’s attitude during his time at Anfield…
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Former Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole has launched an astonishing attack on the club, suggesting that they claimed to be the “biggest club in the country” when he arrived in 2010.
The 32-year-old, who has also played for West Ham United and Chelsea, has recently joined Aston Villa, and has recently revealed more about the situation surrounding his move to Anfield.
It is widely known that Cole regrets joining Liverpool, but the former England international has now chosen to criticise the club further.
Cole believes the mentality at Liverpool made it difficult for him to settle in, with their insistence on being known as the “biggest club in the country” catching him off guard.
“When I joined, the guy interviewing me said ‘you’ve joined the biggest club in the country’ and reeled off the trophies they’d won,” he said. “I just said ‘yeah, if you put it like that, I suppose you’re right’ and Liverpool used that as the headline to the interview.
“I didn’t want to upset anyone so I just went along with it. But obviously they’re not the biggest club in the country any more. How do you judge how big a club are? Nottingham Forest won the European Cup twice but they’re not a bigger club than Chelsea.”
Cole’s words are unlikely to be received well by Liverpool fans, who are extremely proud of their club’s history, and were openly disappointed with the impact the player had during his time on Merseyside.