Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has landed left back Jose Enrique, with Newcastle keen to move the player on after recent events. Enrique, 25, was entering the final year of his current contract, and last week blasted the Newcastle board over the sale of Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan. Enrique tweeted,
“this club will never again fight to be among the top six again with this policy”
This outburst upset Newcastle boss Alan Pardew, who was delighted to let the defender leave St James’ Park.
Liverpool have been particularly busy in the transfer market already throughout the summer, having spent almost £50m in acquiring the services of Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam, Stewart Downing, and goalkeeper Alexander Doni.
With the January signings of Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez, it seems it is only the defensive line that Dalglish is yet to make any additions to, and he is believed to identified a new left-back as his priority after the departure of Paul Konchesky has left the club relatively short in this position.
Enrique is valued somewhere between £6-8m, but with Arsenal reportedly keen on the Spaniard as well, Liverpool may have to improve on this figure if they are to secure his signature over their London rivals. Enrique established himself as one of the best left-backs in the division last season, and his outburst on Twitter has been seen as a cry for help by some, a way in which he can grab the attention of potential suitors in hope that an official offer may be made.
Arsenal and Liverpool were both desperate to sign a left-back in time for the new season.The ‘Pool won.
Ironically this transfer has only demonstrated further the points that he made on Twitter, and the Geordie faithful would surely start to ask questions regarding the transfer policy in place at St James’
“This is one of the happiest days of my life,” he told Liverpool’s official website. “I have come to one of the biggest clubs not just in England, but in the world. I am really, really happy.”