Liverpool are being linked with a shock move for Chelsea’s out of favour star Ashley Cole according to the Metro.
The Chelsea left-back has hardly featured this season under Jose Mourinho and with his contract coming to an end this season, it is being suggested that Liverpool could be looking to bring in the England left-back on a free transfer.
Jose Mourinho has recently stated that he is happy with Ashley Cole remaining at Chelsea after this season, but the Chelsea boss insists that the final decision lies with Cole himself.
“I like the player, I trust the player, I want him to stay,” said Mourinho. “The club is happy with that, so we don’t have a problem but [his decision] is another story that I cannot control. It’s another part of the story that doesn’t depend on us.”
There is no doubt that Cole is a good player but at 33-years old, it would surprise me if FSG sanction such a transfer for Liverpool. Our policy has been to bring in young players into the squad.
Liverpool are short of options at left-back with Jose Enrique being out injured for most parts of the season. Aly Cissokho who joined the Reds on a season long loan from Valencia has been filling in at left-back lately and it is fair to say that his form has improved slightly compared to his earlier days at the club but he is still very far away from being the first choice left-back for the club.
One thing that Ashley Cole would bring to the Liverpool side if he were to join in the summer is some much needed experience. Especially if (or should I say ‘when’) we are back in the Champions League next season, we will need some players in the squad who have Champions League experience. It would be great to have Cole as a squad player whilst we have another young, top quality left-back in the side, but I doubt Cole would want to join a club where he is a squad player yet again.