Spanish left-back Jose Enrique, who’s sadly become an almost joke figure at the club, will be handed a second chance by Jurgen Klopp having been banished from first-team consideration by former manager Brendan Rodgers, Paul Joyce writes in the Express.
Injuries have decimated his past two campaigns and he’s been nursing a hamstring problem since Klopp arrived at the club, but he’ll be reintegrated into the main group when he gets fit.
Rodgers had forced him to train alone and tried to sell him over the summer, but Enrique remained and has only been seen via social media posts when he’s hanging around with Liverpool team-mates. Of course, Enrique deleted his own social accounts in a promise to concentrate on his football following a plethora of online abuse for his constant posts.
Klopp’s decision to give Enrique another chance is a good one. We badly need backup to Alberto Moreno at left-back, and a fit, in-form Enrique actually provides just that. He’s physical, motivated and can contribute in attack. His contract expires at the end of this season, so that’s another motivation for the player to get healthy and prove himself a capable Premier League footballer once again.