Reds make Cole enquiry

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Sky Sports News understands that Liverpool have made an enquiry about West Ham striker Carlton Cole.

Liverpool interested in West Ham striker

Sky Sports News understands that Liverpool have made an enquiry about West Ham striker Carlton Cole. Reds manager Roy Hodgson is looking to bolster his attacking options before the transfer deadline on Tuesday and has identified Cole as a potential target. Contact has been made with the Hammers but Liverpool's pursuit of the player is still at an early stage and it is unclear whether they will be able to strike a deal. Avram Grant has previously stated that he does not want to sell the striker, while Cole himself has declared that he expects to stay at Upton Park. But it is not surprising that the 26-year-old has attracted interest after establishing himself as an effective Premier League performer. Cole and his West Ham team-mates have had little success this season, though, losing their first three games to lie bottom of the table.

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