Enrique is 'angry'.

Jose Enrique is 'angry' to not play against Villarreal

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Jose Enrique. Remember him, Liverpool fans?

The left-back has made just two appearances for the Reds this season and has featured just 12 times in the league in the previous three campaigns.

It seems as though his career at Anfield is coming to an end with Jurgen Klopp seemingly reluctant to give him a chance.


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But the Spaniard hasn’t helped his cause by admitting that he is “angry” that he hasn’t been selected to play against his old club, Villarreal, in the semi-final of the Europa League.

The 30-year-old spent one season at El Madrigal stadium before being moving to England in 2007 when Newcastle signed him.

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After four seasons on Tyneside, he moved to Liverpool where he has been for almost five years.

Enrique's reaction

However, he has found first-team football incredibly difficult to come by in recent years and has revealed how he feels that he won’t be able to play against his former club.

“It gives me a little anger not to be in this match,” he told Marca.

“Right now I’m not counted on by the coach, but I feel fine physically. I am in perfect condition and I know I can get my chance.


“If I can’t play here, I’ll do it somewhere else.

“I do not know if they have submitted an offer, but I think that several clubs have contacted my agent next season. I focus on playing. I have high morals, I feel very good physically, and continue training as usual and eager to play. I know that in football you find these situations,” he added.

Enrique’s contract expires at the end of the season and, with Alberto Moreno improving in the left-back position, it seems that he will be released in the summer.

Klopp's improvement

Despite being on the periphery on Merseyside, and being “angry” at Klopp, Enrique believes the German manager has improved things at the club.

"The team is now at its best," he continued.


"When Jurgen Klopp came there were some problems, like with all changes, but everything is great now."

Enrique’s teammates face a tough task to overcome Villarreal over two legs in the Europa League with the Spanish side sitting fifth in La Liga. The defender knows all about the Yellow Submarine and believes his former side have done magnificently to reach this stage of the competition.

Villarreal's chances

“They have a lot of quality, to be so high up in La Liga proves that," he said.

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"Not many people in England know about them, but it will be a spectacular semi-final.

"It is good for Villarreal to be involved in European games.

"They have grown in recent years and I think it's something historic for them,” he added.

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