Liverpool have held talks with Lille's young star Lucas Digne in a bid to rejuvenate their defence, writes The Mirror. The £8million rated defender is hot property and Brendan Rogers may be looking to splash his cash over the summer transfer period. The French left-back has reportedly also been linked with Premier League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City.
Liverpool's Jose Enrique says his decision to leave Newcastle for Anfield was "one of the best" of his career. The Spanish defender swapped Tyneside for Merseyside in August 2011 after a four-year spell with the Magpies that included relegation from the Premier League followed by immediate promotion as Championship title-winners.
Rodgers is building a strong foundation at Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Brendan Rodgers divides opinion among the pundits, neutrals and Liverpool football fans as well. He is a very likeable person in the footballing fraternity in England but not all are convinced with his work at Liverpool.
Liverpool U21 starlet Jack Robinson is set to join Championship strugglers Wolverhampton Wanderers on-loan until the end of the season in the next few hours.
The 19 year-old has struggled to break into the Liverpool first team under Brendan Rodgers, amassing a total of 6 appearances under the Northern Irishman, all of which coming in domestic and European cup ties.
Liverpool produced an emphatic win over Swansea on Sunday with 5 different goalscorers finding the back of the net. In complete contrast to their last outing in the league against West Brom, this time the Reds created and took their chances leaving a weakened Swansea side with a lot to deal with.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is planning a summer clear-out as he bids to stamp his authority on the Anfield squad. As many as five first-team regulars are reportedly set to face the axe: Pepe Reina, Martin Skrtel, Jose Enrique, Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing. Liverpool will also allow Sebastian Coates to leave and seek a buyer for flop Andy Carroll, according to the Sunday Mirror.
Back in September, manager Brendan Rodgers issued some strong comments about defender Jose Enrique and even claimed that his career at Liverpool might be in jeopardy. He also commented that Enrique lacked the hunger to be a top performer. In a recent interview with the Sunday Mirror, Enrique admitted that Rodgers comments angered him, but they also spurred him to improve his game.
Liverpool travel to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday for what is yet another key Premier League clash and assistant manager Colin Pascoe has declared a fresh bill of health for the Reds squad for the trip. However Liverpool has confirmed their final signing of the January transfer window, Coutinho will not feature on Sunday.
Oldham are currently going through a very bad run picking up just one point from the last 24 matches. Skipper Dean Furman will be absent for the tie as the player is still on international duty with South Africa at the Africa Cup of Nations. However midfielder James Wesolowski is back from suspension and is likely to keep his starting place against Liverpool.
Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan has been ruled out for up to three months with a knee injury, manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed. The 20-year-old picked up the injury playing in the Reds' Under-21s side against Southampton on Monday night and is now facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Rodgers' side host Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday, with Flanagan the only fresh injury concern as Jose Enrique continues to recover from a hamstring injury.
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that full back Jose Enrique will be out of action for six weeks after tearing his hamstring. Enrique was forced off during Liverpool's 3-0 win over QPR on 30th December and it was hoped that the injury would not be too serious, but ahead of the Reds trip to Mansfield at the weekend Rodgers said that this was not the case.
Boss Brendan Rodgers today confirmed full back Jose Enrique could be out of action for six weeks with a hamstring tear.
The 26 year old was withdrawn during the Red's win over Queens Park Rangers last weekend with a hamstring injury but scans now reveal tear in his hamstring which will keep him out of action for at least 6 weeks.
Liverpool defender Jose Enrique suffered a torn hamstring in Sunday's 3-0 win over QPR, Reds assistant boss Colin Pascoe has confirmed. The Spaniard was substituted after pulling up 71 minutes into the game at Loftus Road, which the Merseyside club won thanks to Daniel Agger's header and a Luis Suarez double.
QPR 0-3 Liverpool Good to see Liverpool return to winning ways with an accomplished display at Loftus road in beating Harry Rednapp's Queen's Park Rangers 3-0. Good to see Luis Suarez getting two goals and tormenting the opposition throughout the game. Good to see a high-tempo passing game which utterly bamboozled the home side for an hour.
Jose Enrique believes Liverpool need to show more character if they are to achieve a top-four finish this season after the Reds lost 3-1 to Stoke at the Britannia Stadium on Boxing Day. Things had started so well for the visitors when Steven Gerrard fired them in front with their first penalty of the season, but Stoke fought back to take the points, and the left-back admitted it was a bitter pill to swallow.
In Liverpool's previous two matches, Brendan Rodgers has used a peculiar 'flipped' left side of the pitch, with nominal left-back Jose Enrique on the left of midfield, and left-winger Stewart Downing at left-back.
It's had mixed results: Enrique has rediscovered his form, but Downing doesn't look any more confident at left-back.
Bale getting hit in the face is always a highlight... Image: 101greatgoals.com
It was a lively game at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night with both sides having several chances at goal, whilst Liverpool had to rely on the opposition scoring for them though Tottenham converted two chances very early on and were able to maintain their lead throughout the 90 minutes.
Jose Enrique of Liverpool (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
Liverpool has just announced their first team for the match against Tottenham this afternoon according to LFC.tv. It looks as though Brendan Rodgers maintains that he had a winning formula against Swansea this weekend by making no changes to the first team.
Jose Enrique has described last season's early 4-0 defeat away to Tottenham Hotspur as one of the worst matches in his Liverpool career and is determined to put up a much improved showing at White Hart Lane this evening.
The Reds seemed tactless on that evening last September as the Spurs thumped four goals past Pepe Reina without a response from the visitors.
Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique believes that he is a completely different player from Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale but admits that he would like to emulate the impact the Welshman has had on the Spurs' attacking prowess.
Ever since his emergence a few seasons ago, Bale has been known around Europe for being the type of left-back who uses his pace and penetrating ability to make frequent box-to-box runs and help out Tottenham's front-line.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was impressed with the ‘marked difference' in his side despite a 0-0 draw with Swansea. Liverpool came close to securing three points with Raheem Sterling hitting the crossbar after Jose Enrique had a goal disallowed and Rodgers believes his side is constantly improving.
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel feels his team deserved more than just a point after the 0-0 draw with Swansea City on Sunday, but was happy to have kept a clean sheet. The Reds were the more threatening side on show, with Jose Enrique seeing his first-half goal ruled out for offside before Raheem Sterling hit the crossbar with a fine half-volley.
Brendan Rodgers has explained the tactical shift that helped Liverpool overrun Wigan at Anfield on Saturday. The Reds were playing out an even first half when, 10 minutes before the interval, the manager decided to swap the impressive Suso for Jordan Henderson. His side went on to dominate the second half, with Luis Suarez collecting his 12th and 13th goals of the season and Jose Enrique bagging his first for the club in a 3-0 win.
Suarez celebrates with Enrique and Gerrard... Image: mirror.co.uk
Liverpool managed to buck their ideas up in a second half against Wigan which saw them put three goals past keeper Al Habsi. Enrique cemented the win for the Reds but it was Suarez once again who stole the show with 2 goals and several chances of upping his tally.
Striker Luis Suarez proved just how valuable he is to Liverpool with two goals and an assist to help secure only a second home win of the season. The Uruguay international struck twice in nine second-half minutes and also played a part in the third which saw Jose Enrique score his first goal for the club.
Jose Enrique has ranked teammate Martin Skrtel alongside the best the Barclays Premier League has to offer and backed the defender to follow his path back into the Liverpool side. After beginning the 2012-13 campaign as first choice for Brendan Rodgers, the Slovakian has made only two starts since the end of January.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed the versatile Jose Enrique for his recent performances. The Spaniard, who usually operates at left-back, was told to step up his game in the opening weeks of the season or face the possibility of leaving the club in January. Enrique has since risen to the challenge and has been impressive in a wide role on the left side of midfield, starting the Reds' last seven Premier League matches.
Jose Enrique scored his first ever Premier League goal after 161 appearances for Newcastle and Liverpool during the Reds' 3-0 win over Wigan and dedicated his goal to his son, who is set to be born in the coming weeks. The Spaniard's strike, alongside two from more regular scorer Luis Suarez, sealed a victory that took his side up to 11th in the table after 12 games.
After starting so brightly in his first few months in Liverpool Red, Jose Enrique's form tapered off and eventually nosedived alarmingly. There where whispers he might be sold in the January transfer window but his form over the last two games has given him renewed hope and perhaps found Brendan Rodgers a viable solution to Liverpool's lack of attacking threat outside Suarez.
Jose Enrique has defended Liverpool team-mate Suso after he was fined £10,000 by the FA, dismissing the tweet which sparked the censure as "banter". Winger Suso was disciplined by the governing body for teasing Enrique after the left-back posted a picture of himself getting his teeth whitened online.