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England midfielder Joe Cole sprang a slight surprise by choosing to sign for Liverpool rather than other suitors such as Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
The cynics are saying it is all to do with money and not about prestige given Liverpool will not be in the Champions League next season unlike the other two.
Indeed the story goes that he let his Chelsea contract run out because the Premier League champions would not match his demands.
However, Cole is adamant his decision is about football. He wanted to play more often and more centrally having featured largely on the wing during his time at Stamford Bridge.