Joe Cole is playing for his future at Liverpool.

The Sun says he got his first chance in nearly a month off the bench on Saturday and bagged the final goal in the 5-0 romp against Birmingham.

Whether it is enough to keep him on Merseyside beyond the summer is still a huge doubt, even though he is just 12 months into a four-year deal.

Although his £100,000 a week wages will deter most would-be suitors, the Reds would let him go for a nominal fee to offset that, with QPR and Tottenham sure to be keen - as well as West Ham if they stay up.

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