Anfield boss gets ready to trim some deadwood.
Kenny Dalglish has had a busy summer thus far, Spending around £50m to bring Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing, Doni and Charlie Adam to Anfield and then seeing his back four crumble in pre-season friendlies, leaving the Scot to ponder moves to shore up a leaky defence. However first he must sell some of those players in his squad who he deems surplus to requirements.
Two lean seasons have left the Merseyside club badly needing an overhaul and whilst the arrival of Dalglish in January brought about a change in fortune and at stages championship form, there is no denying that a number of the players in the club’s squad are simply not good enough for a club with top four ambitions.
Roy Hodgson brought in some players who really didn’t look like they were up for the task and Rafa Benitez also had a hand in bringing in additions that didn’t pass muster and having assembled a fairly large playing staff, Dalglish and director of football Damien Comolli will look to sell off players before the transfer window slams shut at the end of the month. Here are reports of five rumoured impending departures.
Liverpool are weighing up whether to offload Joe Cole to QPR in a season-long loan move.
The Barclays Premier League new boys are hoping to strike a deal with the Reds over the England midfielder, who has failed to impress since joining from Chelsea last summer.
Liverpool could be ready to pick up a third of Cole’s wage packet while he plays for the Loftus Road outfit, according to talkSPORT.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Joe Cole’s expensive presence in the squad clearly needs to be addressed, not least because the former Chelsea man barely got a look in once Dalglish arrived on the scene. At present it seems that loan deals are the order of the day but the 29 year old will surely be looking for stability and would either hope to stay at Anfield or be offered a long term deal elsewhere.
QPR are interested but perhaps a move back to Upton Park is not beyond the realms of possibility?