angers haven’t had their troubles to seek at left-back this season.
Borna Barisic, Jon Flanagan, Andy Halliday and Lee Wallace have all filled in there at points this season.
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 28: Ashley Cole #3 of Los Angeles Galaxy and Alberth Elis #17 of Houston Dynamo vie for the ball during the first half of their MLS match at StubHub Center on October 28, 2018 in Carson, California.

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Barisic has suffered a stop-start season while Flanagan and Halliday aren’t natural left-backs.
Wallace meanwhile looks as though he’s on the way out when his deal ends in the summer.
So should Gerrard turn to a former MLS team-mate for help over the remainder of the season?
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 14: Ashley Cole #3 of Los Angeles Galaxy puts a shot on goal as goalkeeper Tim Howard #1 of Colorado Rapids falls backwards during the second half of their MLS match at StubHub Center on August 14, 2018 in Carson, California. Cole scored on his shot. The Rapids and Galaxy played to a 2-2 draw.

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Ashley Cole is out of contract with LA Galaxy and could offer a short-term fix.
The former England international is still a quality player and would really push others in the squad to a higher level.
Although he’s in the twilight of his career, Cole still has something to offer and would help fill what has become a bit of a problem position.
CARSON, CA - JULY 29: Ashley Cole #3 of the Los Angeles Galaxy dribbles the ball down the field at StubHub Center on July 29, 2018 in Carson, California.

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Obviously, he’s not going to be a long-term option.
The former Chelsea and Arsenal defender earned around £10,000 per week in LA, according to the MLS Players’ Union, so wouldn’t empty the bank to sign.
He has reportedly been offered a new deal at less than half of what he was earning last season, according to the Sun.
Barisic is the apparent first-choice but after a couple of injuries so far there’s a real need for a quality back up.
Andy Halliday has done well when called on to fill in but he’s really not a left-back.
Using him further forward makes more sense and makes the most of his attributes.
Pinning him in at left-back takes a bit away from Halliday’s game and makes him less effective.
Flanagan simply isn’t a left-back.
He’ll make good cover for James Tavernier on the other side but he struggles to affect games from the left.
Cole would be a perfect fit and his experience of winning titles would be a welcome addition.

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