Spanish defender deal close for Liverpool - reports

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Newcastle’s Jose Enrique could be about to join Liverpool as Kenny Dalglish continues his quest for a left-back, according to

Liverpool have reportedly offered £8 million for the 25-year-old, adding to the already sky-high bill racked up by Dalglish’s summer spending at Anfield in the transfer window.

Enrique, who has one year left on his contract at St James’ Park, has been critical of his North East owners recently, and with the disgruntled Joey Barton being put up for sale, the Spaniard could follow suit and leave Newcastle in the window.

He is said to be keen on a move to Anfield, where the club are searching for a player in the position to tuck in behind new signing Stewart Downing on Merseyside following the departure of Paul Konchesky, who failed to secure first team football at left back following his arrival at Liverpool last summer under Roy Hodgson.


'King Kenny' is reportedly ready to play a waiting game in order to secure Enrique's signing, but the Liverpool boss would want the issue resolved before the Barclays Premier League kick-off against Sunderland on August 13th.


With less than one month left in the transfer window, the Liverpool manager must act fast to secure a left-footed defender, especially given competition from AC Milan and Aston Villa for the former Villarreal player.

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