Ashley Cole has once again been linked with a summer move to Liverpool in Friday’s papers.
Rodgers is a big fan of the left-back Cole, who he knows from his time at Chelsea, where he worked as youth team coach and reserve manager, before moving to Watford in 2008.
The 33-year-old has made just 13 appearances for the Blues in the Premier League this season after falling out of favour with Jose Mourinho.
According to Squawka, in those 13 games, Cole has a pass accuracy of 88 percent, and has won 57 percent of his tackles — which, by way of comparison, is very similar to Jon Flanagan’s stats in 16 appearances this season.
In a comparison between the two players, This Is Anfield’s Henry Jackson wrote:
In terms of who would be a better signing out of Sagna and Cole, it’s a tricky one. In my opinion, Cole is the better player and the more reliable option, but Sagna plays in a position where Liverpool are going to be lacking in if Johnson leaves.
Because of that, signing the Arsenal man would be the best option.