What Was The Motive For Joe Cole Joining Liverpool?

19 07 2010

One of the most talented players to be developed in this country over the past 15 years has finally ended the transfer riddle of the summer, by agreeing a four-year contract with Liverpool. The fans at Anfield will be buoyant over a signing who has that magical spark, the ability to create something out of nothing, with the only other England player capable of that genius ability being an Evertonian in Wayne Rooney. But the choice of Joe Cole’s move to Merseyside will leave people questioning the player’s ambition to join a team competing in next seasons Europa League. Why reject the opportunity to play in the Champions League?

After a torrid season last time around Liverpool went from one step forward to about five steps back, from runners-up in 08/09 to an appalling seventh place. Roy Hodgson, who did a remarkable job in his tenure at Fulham, has been given the task of resurrecting a ship which has been off target since the Premier League was constructed. On paper the signing of Joe Cole to replace Yossi Benayoun makes sense. Firstly he is English, which helps with the regulations in England and Europe with a minimum amount of National players needing to be in the squads. He is arguably more gifted than Benayoun and there is also the fact he is a marquee signing. Somebody who will ensure Hodgson has accumulated invaluable brownie points from the Kop.

Can The Move Resurrect Joe Coles Career?

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Pavlyuchenko Is A Dilemma For Redknapp

1 03 2010

With only 10 games remaining, the Premier League is reaching it’s crunch time. One of the joys this season has been how open the league has been, whether the teams traditionally finishing outside the top four are better than previous years, or simply the elite teams are weaker is another debate.

But there is now a real scrap to get that last champions league spot with Manchester United,Chelsea and Arsenal all but secure. Liverpool have been wayward this term and are in a dog fight with: Manchester City, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur.

Has Been Asking The Questions

Pavlyuchenko Has Been Asking The Questions

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