Previous
United States
Jamaica
1:30 AM UTC Jul 27, 2017
Game Details
Barcelona
Manchester United
ESPN3 11:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Paris Saint-Germain
Juventus
ESPN3 1:05 AM UTC Jul 27, 2017
Game Details
Manchester City
Real Madrid
ESPN3 3:35 AM UTC Jul 27, 2017
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Columbus Crew SC
11:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Nice
Ajax Amsterdam
6:45 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Celtic
Rosenborg
6:45 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Next

Farid Boulaya joins Girona

Football
Read
Albirex NiigataAlbirex Niigata
Balestier KhalsaBalestier Khalsa
11:30 AM UTC
Game Details

Rodgers: Cole wasted chance to impress

Joe Cole's Liverpool future was again brought into question after boss Brendan Rodgers lamented the Englishman's failure to make the most of a rare starting opportunity in the Capital One Cup loss to Swansea on Wednesday.

• Walsh: exit intensifies league focus
• Swansea down cup holders
• Hubbard: Rafa misunderstood

Rodgers singled out the club's fringe players for their displays as Samed Yesil and Cole were both hauled off at half-time after poor showings.

"We've got a very small squad and a thin squad and like what I've done in the other games I've rotated players, looked at young players and fringe players and given people the opportunity to come into the Premier League team," Rodgers said. "Joe had an opportunity. The club have invested an astronomical amount of money on a player who is talented.

"Obviously he has been back fit now for a couple of weeks and the opportunities have been limited for Joe but then you've got to see the opportunity. I thought it was difficult for him just like it was for the team in the first half. We were too slow. It wasn't what I'd want and expect from a team that we're trying to setup to be dynamic so I think it was a difficult night for him.

"[We've] given players the opportunity to come in and shine and that is all you can do, it then becomes quite easy [to judge players] then but the problem is that your squad is even thinner. I can't keep playing Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez is our only striker."

Win! An Xbox 360 and FIFA 13 are up for grabs to celebrate the Capital One Cup 4th round. Click here to enter.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.