Liverpool are on the verge of signing Jose Enrique from Newcastle for £5.5million. Liverpool have been searching for a new left-back all summer as Fabio Aurelio is too injury prone and Jack Robinson is not quite ready to be a first team regular.
Adding Enrique to the Liverpool backline will now give us a pretty solid back four going into the start of the season. Glen Johnson will miss the first two weeks of the season with a thigh injury and I can not see Enrique being thrown straight into the starting lineup against Sunderland come Saturday if the deal does go through, so it may be a couple more weeks until we see a back four of Johnson, Carragher, Agger and Enrique.
Some fans have questioned Enrique’s defensive abilities but I am sure it is something that can be worked on on the training pitch. One of Enrique’s best performances last season for Newcastle was in their match against Arsenal which they came back from four goals down to tie 4-4. Courtesy of ElPistolero1982, you can have a look at highlights of Enrique in that match and see what we can expect from the Spanish defender at Liverpool.