When Roy Hodgson snapped Joe Cole up on a free transfer, some people were calling it the steal of the summer.
It didn't really didn't turn out that way though.
He was either injured or just plain bad in his first season for Liverpool, scoring just three goals (four if you count the one from Jamie Carragher's testimonial in September) all season.
He fell out of favor when Kenny Dalglish came back, and with Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing joining the Reds this summer, the midfield is packed at Anfield, so Cole doesn't have much hope of a spot on even the Reds' bench.
So, will he be leaving Merseyside soon, or will Joe Cole still be in red after the Aug. 31 deadline passes?
Let's take a look at some of his options.