Jose Enrique may well have endured a nightmare couple of years at Liverpool, but it appears that he doesn't hold a grudge against his former employers.
The Spanish full-back was released by the club earlier this month after failing to secure a role under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp.
It has been a tricky period for Enrique, who had played on just 21 occasions in three years for the club. However, Enrique has insisted that he's grateful to the club and enjoyed his time with them.
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In fact, the former Newcastle United man suggested that both Brendan Rodgers and Klopp were only ever honest with him.
The full-back claims that Klopp said that he would only ever have 'good words' for him if another club asked about his services.
Enrique has his say
Speaking to Marca, Enrique stated: "I finished well with Liverpool. The decision to terminate my contract was for both sides.
"We decided to do it before the end of the season and the club even gave me the freedom to announce it when I wanted.
"I'm leaving grateful but a little disappointed. I think in this last year I deserved more opportunities, but the policy of Liverpool now is to bet on young players. I would have wished for a better ending, but this is football.
"The first two years were very good.
"I did things very well, was a starter in a great team and in mid-season I was named the best left back in the Premier League.
"In my third season, in the middle of the season, I suffered a knee injury and spent some time out.
“I have spent almost two years playing at the same pace. Even when I didn’t have minutes in the first team, every weekend I was playing with the reserves.
"Rodgers and Klopp were honest with me and had good words for me.
"Klopp even said that I had been very professional in the situation that I was going through, and that he would have good words for whoever asked about me."
Enrique has also thanked Liverpool fans for their support following his Anfield exit. Taking to Instagram, the defender has described the Reds faithful as 'the best fans in the world'.
Writing on Instagram, Enrique stated: "Thanks for everything over these past five years.
"I will always have very many special memories from playing for such an amazing club.
"Your support has always been incredible even thorough the difficult times. You are the best fans in the world! Thank you everyone!"
Now, then, Enrique, who is 30-years-old, will be desperate to get his career back on track as he seeks his next move. It looks set to be an important summer period for the full-back, who will once again have to prove his credentials. He may well be approaching the latter stages of his career, but there's no reason why he won't be able to perform to the required level.
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