You have to love the invention of Twitter and how football players today are starting to use it! The latest football player to make an outburst on Twitter is Liverpool target Jose Enrique. The Newcastle left-back blasted his club saying that they lack ambition.
“They don’t want spend in the club and bring quality players, that’s why everybody (wants to) go,” said Enrique on Twitter.
“The club has allowed all the major players in the team to leave, Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan etc. Seriously, do you think this is the fault of the players?
“This club will never fight again to be among the top six with this policy.
“They tell lies all the time. They have not offered me more money.
“They have offered me the same money I am on now. But it is not about money.
“I think you fans are the best and you deserve the best, not what they are doing with the club. Thanks to everyone for supporting me.”
Enrique has been subsequently fined by his club for this Twitter outburst with Newcastle insisting that they have not received a single bid for him all summer.
Liverpool have been keeping a close eye on the 25-year-old as we search for a new left-back. There was a time right at the beginning of the summer when it was almost certain that Enrique would be joining Liverpool but that has not been the case. Liverpool continue to search for a new left-back but the Telegraph is reporting today that Liverpool’s interest in Newcastle United defender Jose Enrique has “cooled” according to sources on Merseyside.
One would have thought that following Enrique’s outburst on Twitter, Newcastle would be ready to sell the player and Liverpool could come in with a bid for him and sign him. But now maybe Liverpool have been put off by Enrique’s outburst as that may lead to question the players loyalty to his employers. What is stopping him from doing the same if he joins Liverpool?
The other possible reasons for Liverpool having lost interest in signing the Spanish left-back is that Newcastle may still be insisting on a £15million transfer fee for him which Liverpool do not want to pay. That is too much money to spend on a player who only has one year left of his contract. And furthermore, Enrique’s defensive abilities still have a lot to be desired and maybe Dalglish has seen that he needs a more defensively solid left-back than Enrique.