PHOTO: Jose Enrique back at Liverpool training… with Iago Aspas

Jose Enrique

The Reds full-back posted a picture of him with his team-mates on social media.

 

Jose Enrique's last start for Liverpool came in November before the 28-year-old, signed from Newcastle United for £7 million, suffered a serious knee injury.

However, the Spaniard returned for pre-season training at the end of June and now looks to be settling in with his team-mates.

The presence of a certain Iago Aspas with Enrique was perhaps the most interesting aspect of the left-back's photo, however, with the forward's Anfield future the subject of a few question marks.

With Brendan Rodgers in search of a left-sided defender, Enrique looks as though he could definitely play a part in Liverpool's season. But what of 26-year-old Aspas?

  TeamPosGoalsGoal AssistAppsMins
Luis Suarez Liverpool FW 31 12 33 2,964
Daniel Sturridge Liverpool FW 21 7 29 2,275
Raheem Sterling Liverpool FW 9 5 33 2,218
Iago Aspas Liverpool FW 0 1 14 380

As Opta stats show, the Spaniard only made one assist in 14 Premier League appearances last term, with his only goal for the Reds coming against Oldham Athletic in the Capital One Cup.

With the arrival of Rickie Lambert and possible return of Fabio Borini, meanwhile, Aspas' place in Rodgers' squad will surely be in even more doubt.

At the same time, Luis Suarez's likely departure could give the 26-year-old another chance to prove himself at Anfield. If some of the replies to Enrique's post are anything to go by, though, it will be a long road for Aspas…

 

 

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