BOSTON, MA - JULY 25: Joe Cole #10 of Liverpool reacts after hitting the crossbar with a shot against AS Roma during a pre-season tour friendly match on July 25, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
The pending exit of Alberto Aquilani, while not unexpected, isn't necessarily one that leaves everyone in a celebratory mood. For some the cons--lack of actual playing time for Liverpool, high wages, spotty fitness--far outweighed any potential benefits of keeping him around, while others were hopeful that this was the year that he finally found a spot in the squad under a manager whose style of play appeared to be a solid fit.
But the Italian midfielder probably wasn't heading up the list of players that Liverpool most need to be rid of--it might have been the case for a handful, but for others there's likely a few other names that figure into the discussion of players that the club should part ways with. There's a range of reasons surrounding any one player, ranging from lack of actual skill to high wages to niggling two pack a day habit to having a stupid face. All valid.
When it comes down to it, though, who's the player that you feel like, if the option were immediately available and feasible and doable other -bles, Liverpool most need to end their relationship with? I'm all for hating stupid faces--and frequently do--but there's also some very good reasons for selling players that currently call themselves as Liverpool players. We're interested to see what folks think, and there'll obviously be a chance to chime in if you don't find the player of your choice (or, you know, not-choice or whatever) listed.
Who Needs to be Offloaded First?
A. Joe Cole (216 votes)
B. Charlie Adam (409 votes)
C. Stewart Downing (97 votes)
D. Andy Carroll (51 votes)
E. Jay Spearing (158 votes)
F. Other (comment below) (24 votes)
955 total votes