England and Chelsea star Ashley Cole looks set to be available on a free transfer after falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
Rodgers a former Chelsea coach himself, is known to be a big fan of the experienced 33-year old defender. With whom he knows from his time as a youth team coach and reserve manager, before moving to Watford in 2008.
With Cole’s future in doubt after being marginalised by current boss Jose Mourinho, who has preferred to play right-back Cesar Azpilicueta out of position instead, it looks like a move is a real possibility especially with Rodger’s and Mourinho’s good relationship.
Cole would definitely be a boost to Rodger’s exciting, attacking minded, title-chasing squad.
And although he knows he would face stiff competition from young Jon Flanagan, Cole is understood to still be keen on a move north to Anfield.
New York Red Bulls are another possibility but as we all know a move to America is the final step before retirement. So another go at Premier League and European glory might be too much temptation for Cole to refuse.
Liverpool have struggled defensively this season, so someone as experienced and well seasoned as Cole may be the answer they are looking for.
With Leighton Baines pushing for the first team spot for England this could be the perfect move for Cole.
Written by Matthew Birt