Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Big-Money Reds Flop Joe Cole Set for Spurs Talks

Jake WareCorrespondent IIIAugust 26, 2011

After Roy Hodgson's disastrous spell at Anfield, he has left Kenny Dalglish with the monumental task of clearing up the mess he left behind. Dalglish now has the unfortunate job of shedding the dead-weight players Hodgson amassed during his Liverpool time. That started with Milan Jovanovic.

Now, according to a report by The Guardian, that will continue with midfielder Joe Cole.

The 29-year-old Cole joined Liverpool last summer, heralded as the man who would turn the club's fortunes around. A combination of lingering injuries and bad performances led to his tumble down the depth chart at Anfield, and he has not been considered at all by Dalglish early this season.

Cole would not cost Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp anything and he is interested in padding his squad ahead of the imminent departure of superstar Luka Modric.

In all fairness, Cole was never given a fair chance with the Reds, and he still has plenty of time to turn an at times impressive career around.

Liverpool fans, meanwhile, would be happy to see Cole's reported £100,000-plus wages taken off the books. He is too expensive a player to have sitting around on the bench, or worse, not in the team at all.

That said, he would have to take a significant pay cut to join Spurs.

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