Liverpool defender targeting return
Liverpool’s Jose Enrique is desperate to force his way back into the first team, after making his comeback from injury.
The Spanish full back returned to action on Saturday after coming on as a second half substitute against Reading after being side-lined for a month.
Due to injuries and fine performances from other players, Enrique has had a frustrating season as he has found himself slipping down Brendan Rodgers’ pecking order.
The Spaniard is in contention for a start in tomorrow’s Europa League clash against Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala, as he looks to set out to impress boss Brendan Rodgers.
“It’s been difficult as every footballer just want to play.” Enrique told the Liverpool Echo.
“I tried to but was getting a lot of pain in my knee and because of that I couldn’t perform at my true level.
“I got injured in training when I tried a shot. I twisted something and it didn’t feel right.
“It took a few weeks to recover but no it finally seems to be okay again.
“Brendan Rodgers style of play suits me as his formation and tactics are the type of football I like to be involved in.”
Enrique is having fierce competition from youngster Andre Wisdom, who has started the last three games and is making a big impression at Anfield.
Despite being a new comer to first team football, a true tribute to his talent is in the form of representing England at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels.