What Went Wrong for Joe Cole at Liverpool?
When Liverpool picked up Joe Cole on a Bosman free transfer signing from Chelsea in the summer of 2010, it was meant to herald the start of a new era at the club.
Rafael Benitez had departed after a disappointing league campaign the previous year and the club was soon to be taken over, but the board had Cole in mind perhaps as a going-away present.
Needless to say, two and a half years later, it hasn’t quite all panned out as hoped for any party.
Joe Cole has made just 39 appearances for the Reds and scored four goals since his move and, presuming there is a willing taker out there somewhere, could well be on his way out of Anfield permanently in the January transfer window.
An old favourite manager is just back into a job down in London and in need of players…