Jurgen Klopp has decided enough is enough.
Jose Enrique has been actively told to find a new club this January, which will hopefully rid Liverpool of the Spanish left-back and his £65k-per-week wages, writes James Pearce in the Echo.
His contract expires in the summer and it definitely won’t be extended, meaning he can sign a new deal with any club come January 1st – but will leave in the summer on a Bosman ruling.
Enrique’s been with us since 2011 when he arrived from Newcastle, but he hasn’t made a single match day squad since the German’s appointment. Young Australian Brad Smith has overtaken him in the pecking order to be Alberto Moreno’s understudy, while Jon Flanagan is also returning from a long-term injury and will provide another option.
29-year-old Enrique has only played Under-21 football since being hauled off at half-time during a January FA Cup tie at the start of the year under Brendan Rodgers’ tenure, meaning his entire 2015 can essentially be considered a write off.
Enrique earned himself a terrible reputation due to his exploits on social media while never playing football, and although he eventually deleted his accounts, it’ll be his performance on Instagram and not the football field that he’ll be remembered for.
Not a bad player when fully fit, but Enrique’s attitude simply won’t do anymore. Let’s hope he finds a new club and restarts his career.