There’s a rumour doing the rounds about Joe Cole potentially ending his relatively pointless stay on Merseyside with a move to Russian club Spartak Moscow.
It’s a mark of how irrelevant Cole is at Anfield that the default response to hearing that is…indifference.
Pre-season, it seemed as if Cole might be given new life under Brendan Rodgers, given that he is a natural fit for the manager’s pass-heavy system. Not so much, and he’s set to be every bit as much of a pariah as he was when Kenny Dalglish was manager.
From Liverpool’s perspective, isn’t it just about getting him off the wage bill now?
Had Cole made a footballing decision after leaving Chelsea rather than a financial one, he may very well still be involved in the England set-up – but as it is he’s coming dangerously close to an affliction of ‘Wayne Bridge syndrome’. Far too comfortable on his contract.
Is he going to Russia? Who knows – do you really care? If he does, then it just shows that Spartak’s technical department have been busy watching Chelsea reruns on ESPN Classic.
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