Enrique delighted with 'perfect' Reds move

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Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Spanish defender Jose Enrique, who has signed a long-term deal at Anfield following his move from Newcastle United.

The full-back becomes Liverpool's fifth signing of the summer, and will help fill the problematic left-back position in Kenny Dalglish's first team.

And the 25-year-old admits he is already looking forward to winning major honours with The Reds.

"This is one of the happiest days of my life," he said. "I have come to one of the biggest clubs not just in England, but in the world. I am really, really happy.

"They have won a lot of things including the Champions League. They have amazing players and I hope to win things here.

"Of course I am looking forward to playing in front of the Kop. Everybody speaks about the fans here and they are amazing. I am looking forward to it. I hope it will be this weekend, but if not I can wait."

"I have rejected good offers from other leagues to stay in England," he added.

"The style of football here is perfect for me and I want to improve myself as a player.

"I always wanted to go to Liverpool and they were always my first choice.

"One of my ambitions is to play regularly for Spain and it's more realistic for me to fight for a place with Liverpool than with Spain."

Enrique joins new acquisitions Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam, winger Stewart Downing and goalkeeper Alexander Doni.


Deals for the quintet follow the signing of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll in the January transfer window have reportedly taken the club's spending up to the £100 million mark, as they continue their quest to bring Champions League football back to Anfield.

Enrique says he is impressed by the club's ambition heading into the new season.

"I am excited by the new signings - it shows Liverpool's ambition," he said.

"They spent a lot of money in January on Andy (Carroll) and Luis Suarez, and this summer they've spent a lot of money on other players.

"You can see they have big ambitions and that's why I came here - because I want to win things and I think I can do that here."

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