Joe Cole and Alberto Aquilani will get a clean slate at Liverpool under new gaffer Brendan Rodgers.

The Sun says t he new boss will also offer a lifeline to Joe Cole and Alberto Aquilani, who were both facing the chop.

Rodgers will take over with a totally open mind regarding the current squad, which means both men - who spent last season on loan at Lille and AC Milan respectively - could yet find the door reopened.