Liverpool have 'stepped up their pursuit' of Jose Enrique this week, with Kenny Dalglish hopeful of securing a deal with the star as soon as possible, according to the Northern Echo.
Pardew recently admitted that Enrique would most likely leave Newcastle this summer, with the left-back searching for Champions League action and the ability to challenge for trophies.
This brought both Arsenal and Liverpool into play for Enrique, and while Arsenal can indeed fulfill the Spaniard’s wishes of playing in the Champions League, Liverpool are reportedly much more desperate to secure Enrique’s signature and end their long-time search to fill their left-back position.
Newcastle have put a price tag of £10 million on Enrique, and while Liverpool are trying to bring the price down, Dalglish has reportedly told the club to work on an agreement so Enrique can make the move to Merseyside.
Newcastle are trying to get as much money as possible for Enrique, but the local paper claims that Pardew is getting to the point of frustration, and would prefer to know for sure if the 25-year-old will be with Newcastle next season.
Enrique has rejected a new contract at Newcastle, and should Liverpool come forward with an offer that the north-eastern club is happy with, a deal could be as good as done for Enrique to make the move.