Date: 24th June 2011 at 9:00pm
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With Charlie Adam possibly moving from Blackpool to Liverpool, Alberto Aquilani staying at the club for the moment, Steven Gerrard returning to full fitness after groin surgery, the signing of Jordan Henderson, the pursuit of Stewart Downing, the presence of Raul Meireles and Maxi Rodriguez in the squad, it is a legitimate question to ask where the much maligned Joe Cole would fit into all of this.

There was much fanfare for the England international after he arrived last summer but a season dogged by poor form, injuries and suspensions has meant his move up to Liverpool has been nothing short of a nightmare. His sizeable signing on fee, and his large wages, have meant the transfer has been anything but free as it was purported when he moved from Chelsea last July.

With FSG principal owner John W Henry expressing his dismay at the sizeable wage bill at the club going on aging, average players, and the fact that even new manager Kenny Dalglish couldn’t inspire the 30 year old to better form at the end of last season, the prevailing wisdom has been that Englishman would depart for pasture’s new this summer.
Still, as pre-season approaches, the lack of speculation surrounding his depature has been notable. Tottenham, West Ham and QPR have all been linked to Cole but none as yet have made their interest formal. QPR must probably don’t have the money to satisfy Joe’s wage demands, Harry at Spurs is more concerned with keeping his star players such as Luka Modric rather than adding players, while I doubt the 30 year old is keen on playing in the Championship with his old club.

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16 responses to “Who is going to buy Joe Cole?”

  1. hadi lfc fan says:


  2. m kop says:

    No one. Someone said Tottenham but that’s ridiculous.

    Liverpool would have a problem being his agent and trying to find a club that would take him for free.
    I’m not blaming him, last season management is to blame, that and Cole’s unfortunate injury record, but he would never have been a free agent without it.
    The fact he is English means he get big wages without real use for the team.
    He is better player than Owen and he still earns a lot “playing” for United but I dont think Liverpool will have space for this kind of player anymore.

    United maybe even use Owen is some games but Liverpool needs to give young players to show what they can do and no place for Cole anymore.
    Wish him well do.

  3. No1 will buy him hope we dont get stuck with him with the stupid money he is been paid and with a bit of luck we keep Aquaman he`s a top player workin with kenny will do him the world of good devastated when Woy sent him out on loan

  4. Darius says:

    Who cares about the wages? Not our money.

    He’s a quality player who will be 100% fit next season. Let’s keep him and use him!

  5. Simon says:

    Spurs will lose Modric, Harry Redknapp’s fault for stating “it would be a miracle if we finish in top four” last season. He was attempting to guarantee himself kudos for achieving top four, unfortunately his players started to believe it and they flagged terribly

    JOE COLE – There will be no end of clubs happy to take Joe Cole, we will just have to let him go for free / token fee to relieve us of the £5 million wages per year. Hopefully Joe isn’t happy to sit about for next 3/4 years on a mega salary with us

    AQUILANI – Again, we will let him go for £8 million max, maybe as low as £4 million, no one is going to break the bank for him when we want him off the books

    JOVANOVIC – We can’t give this guy away due to his salary

  6. David says:

    Loan him to QPR?

  7. andy says:

    Poulsen, Cole, Jovanovic, Aquilani, Ngog, Konchesky, Degen. Can’t even give them away due to their obscene salaries. Benitez and Hodgson have a lot to answer for.

  8. Bill says:

    Try City they have money to burn.

  9. okey obasi says:

    somebody like poulsen i dont know what he is waiting 4 ngog. Konchesky jovanoic. Cole. Maxe. Should fine there way. Aquilnai own is diffrence the money that we spend on him he has to pay i believer that aquilnai chance to show him self.

  10. Yanni pap says:

    Nice grammar okey obasi…

  11. had says:


  12. glen says:

    joe scored a few imp goals las season, so wat if he cldnt prove himself 1st season, he definately shld be given 2nd chance. i rembr wen chelsea wer willing 2 ofload him, all clubs wer eager 2 get him. so did v liva fans, its funny dat we now him, we r least happy jus bcoz of jus 1 bad season. joe still has a few gd yrs in him n hopefully widout injury, kenny can bring out de best in him. Money shld no more be a issue now, atleast 4 another yr. he choose us over arse n tot cause we r liverpool. ynwa.

  13. Sanjay says:


  14. TG says:

    I believe he is not fit enough to last 90mins these days, his Cardio-Vascular stamina is a disgrace, you see him in distress after a short sprint. I think he should retire as he will get worse physically over the next 2 years, If we sell him we will be lucky!!!!!

  15. joe cole says:

    Am I the only one think that Joe Cole is brilliant in vision and creativity; who should be put behind strikers rather than on flanks?

  16. Red Datuk says:

    If we can’t sell Cole, Jovanovic, Poulsen and Degen, why not loan them out to other clubs. If Cole and Jovanovic’s wages are too high for the clubs who are willing to take the, then part pay their wagges, at least we will not have to foot ALL their wages, after all, they have no contribution to the club and do not want to leave. Keep loaning them out until their contracts are up and say good bye and good riddance to them.