None other than Joe Cole, so often the scapegoat of Liverpool’s troubles both on the field and on the financial books, provided the equalizing goal against West Ham at Upton Park on Sunday.
As the dust settles from that pulsating, dramatic away win for Brendan Rodgers’ charges, however, the fact remains that Joe Cole has been a hugely disappointing signing for Liverpool. His declining years and massive wages mean that he should leave Anfield sooner rather than later.
It’s not only Cole that has underperformed this season, though. From a threadbare squad that has seen players having to play in different positions to cover for injuries and a lack of squad depth, it’s hard to pick five out-and-out flops from the Liverpool squad this year.
But let’s pick five all the same—and here they are, up for discussion and your say in the comments below.