JOE COLE simply wasn’t good enough for Liverpool.
It was sad to see a former England player struggle so badly and the excitement generated by his signing so quickly evaporated.
Moving away from London was a big deal for Cole but his body denied him the chance to back words with actions.
Injuries have clearly taken their toll and though he has gone to Lille on loan, the Reds will continue to pay a chunk of his sky high wages.
Cole, under contract for another three years, may have been a free transfer but he will be filed alongside Andriy Voronin and Philipp Degen as a costly mistake.