Rodgers keen on loan stars
Brendan Rodgers has indicated he will speak to Liverpool's forgotten men Joe Cole and Alberto Aquilani before deciding on their future.
Last Updated: 02/06/12 4:11pm
Brendan Rodgers has indicated he will speak to Liverpool's forgotten stars Joe Cole and Alberto Aquilani before deciding on their future.
Rodgers was appointed as the Reds' new manager on Friday and is already running the rule over the talent at his disposal at Anfield.
Cole spent the season on loan at French club Lille, while Aquilani returned to his native Italy with AC Milan.
Both men have two years remaining on their contracts with Liverpool and Rodgers has suggested he is an admirer of their abilities.
"They're certainly talented players," he told the club's official website.
"I know Joe well from my time at Chelsea (as part of the backroom staff). He's a wonderful talent."
Even if Rodgers would like to reintroduce the players to the squad, he accepts that could be a problem if the footballer in question does not want to be there.
"The boy Aquilani is a wonderful talent and a terrific player but he might not be able to settle," he added.
"He might not be able to adapt to the country so you've got all those issues and sometimes you're not aware of that until you sit down and speak to the people."