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Enrique determined to hit goal trail

Enrique came close to opening his account at West Brom. (©PAphotos)
Enrique came close to opening his account at West Brom. (©PAphotos).

Liverpool full-back Jose Enrique wants to take the pressure off Liverpool's forward line by chipping in with goals for his new club.

Despite 10 stirring performances for The Reds this season the galloping defender is yet to notch for his new side and Enrique knows he has much to improve on in the attacking third.

The Spaniard came close to adding to his single professional goal in England, coming for Newcastle United during their days in the Npower Championship, but was denied by Ben Foster at The Hawthorns.

"Of course I want to score goals - I have never scored in the Premier League," Enrique said.

"I have to score some goals, but what's important is we beat them (West Brom) 2-0. The team is the most important thing.

Enrique added: "If we're winning 3-0 and I get the fourth goal then I will be really happy but it will be just another goal (for the team). However, if it is a goal to win a game then that will be more important for me."

Despite having not struck since his move from St James' Park, the 25-year-old has made two assists in the Barclays Premier League and insists his attacking tendencies are unlikely to change.

"I have always enjoyed attacking," he added. "When I was younger playing in Spain, I was more of an attacking player than a defender.

"In England you have to learn to defend because the wingers are the best in the world. I have learned a lot about defending here, because my football has always been attacking."

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