“He became the answer to our left-back conundrum when he joined the club in the summer of 2011”
That is how Liverpool’s official website describes 30-year-old Spaniard defender, Jose Enrique. However, he has stopped answering the questions posed at the Reds leftback position in recent seasons, and he is set to go do his answering elsewhere. The former Newcastle left back is yet to make a league appearance this term, and he made just 4 last season and 8 the one before. Definitely, appearing 3 times in F.A Cup in a season isn’t making him happy either, and with his contract expiring by June, he wants out.
He revealed his frustrations to Spanish newspaper, Marca and is confused as to why the German coach isn’t counting on him despite being physically fine and in great condition. He further admits he still has some 4 or 5 years of top flight football in him, and would be keen to take his chance if presented with any. But that wouldn’t be happening from the look of things. Enrique doesn’t name any clubs trying to get him, but he claims contact are being made with his agent by a handful of clubs in regards to a Summer transfer move.
Alberto Moreno has remained Liverpool’s first choice left back for the majority of the season, and has beyond any doubt being excellent. The Spain international looks to have held down a claim to a starting shirt, but would sure face stiff competition from the presently-injured Joe Gomez next season. Cologne’s Jonas Hector is also a subject of a Summer transfer speculations, and the highly-rated Bundesliga left back continues to impress Liverpool’s scouts. Safe to say Jose Enrique’s Liverpool career has come to an end with the quality available.