Cole will fight for place

19 July 2011 11:01
Joe Cole has vowed to fight for his place at Anfield. With Liverpool adding outfield players Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing to their first team squad this Summer, Cole has been tipped by many commentators be one of the players who will be sold to make room for the new boys. However, the England international wants to stay and fight for his place after a couple of good performances in the pre-season friendlies in the Far East. "I've been happy with my performances," he said. "This is the longest - six weeks - I've ever had off in the summer during my career so it’s nice to get going again. "Now I just want to get started. I feel great physically. I'm happy with how I'm performing and I want to get a couple of 90-minute run-outs under my belt. "There are four weeks until the start of the Premier League so there's still some time to go. I'm enjoying it. "I want to take it day by day. Training has been good. I want to get a little bit better every day."