Liverpool make ' significant breakthrough' in Spanish defender deal

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Liverpool are set to complete a deal for Jose Enrique this weekend after the club made a significant breakthrough in negotiations, according to the Northern Echo.

The Spanish full-back, who is unsettled at St James' Park following the recent departure of Kevin Nolan and the release of Joey Barton, is expected to sign with the Anfield club before the weekend.

Phil Thompson said in April that a deal was in place to take Enrique to Liverpool, but three months on, the protracted transfer appears close to completion.


Enrique has been a star performer for Newcastle since the club were relegated from the Premier League in 2009.

He helped the club win promotion from the Npower Championship the following season as The Magpies' unbeaten home record saw them rack up over 100 points, and then oversaw the club attain a comfortable bottom half finish, despite the sale of Andy Carroll.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have been searching for a left-back for most of the summer after Paul Konchesky departed for Leicester City earlier this summer.

Kenny Dalglish has spent £100 million since his appointment at Liverpool in January, with Enrique expected to be the newest recruit.

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