Harry Redknapp, Joe Cole needs you! The former England winger has accepted his days at Anfield may be numbered after failing to get into the Liverpool first team. The former England midfielder has started just six Premier League games as a succession of injuries has forced him to accept a peripheral role based largely on outings in the Europa League.
Would Harry Redknapp be prepared to take a gamble on the attacking midfielder? Spurs aren’t short of options in the centre of the pitch with Modric, Kranjcar and van der Vaart. While probably only costing a mere £5 million, it will be his wages that could prove a stumbling block with a reported £90,000 a week contract at Anfield.
Cole, 29, insists he is happy at the club despite conceding it’s been a difficult season for him so far. Cole reportedly spurned Tottenham’s interest in him in the summer in favour of a move to Liverpool, though The Daily Mirror now believes that Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is ready to renew his interest in the former West Ham midfielder.
Cole himself is not looking too far into the future as he struggles to overcome his latest injury. He acknowledges that Liverpool are improving under Kenny Dalglish’s management, but is more circumspect about his own situation.
“The whole set-up, the players are gelling, you can just feel this club’s going in the right direction, but for me I will just take it day by day,” he is quoted as saying. Do I think I made the wrong decision to come here? As I say, it’s day by day. I’m proud to play for Liverpool, every day in every training session I am working hard and enjoying myself.”
“It has been difficult this season, and I find myself playing these Europa League games trying to catch up, but I am still nice and positive, still myself – I know what a great job it is playing football for a living, but what will be, will be.”
“I am happy, I like the lads, I like the training now, the manager has come in and been a breath of fresh air. Of course I still think I can make it here. There’s nothing stopping me but I just have to take it day by day, step by step and we’ll see where we go.”
It is hard to see where Joe Cole could fit into the Liverpool side. With Meireles playing a more forward role behind the strikers, Gerrard ever present in the centre of midfield, Cole seemingly uncomfortable in the wide positions, It may be in the best interests for both parties if Cole was to move on.
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