Liverpool legend Jan Molby tells Jose Enrique to find a new club

Jose Enrique

Enrique is surplus to requirements at Liverpool but wants to stay at the club.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby has told Jose Enrique he should find a new club in his weekly Liverpool Echo column.

Comments emerged this week from the left-back saying that he wanted to fight for a place in the side at Anfield but the writing has been on the wall for him throughout pre-season as he was left out of the side's pre-season tour and forced to train away from the first team along with a couple of other members of the squad.

So much so that 18-year-old Joe Gomez, naturally a central or right sided defender, was handed a start at left-back during the opening day win at Stoke City, ahead of another left-back Alberto Moreno.

Molby said in the Liverpool Echo: "I find it absolutely amazing that anyone would want to stay at a club when they have been told by the manager that they have no chance of playing football.

"Surely, he works all week because he wants that buzz of playing come the weekend.

"When he’s in his late 30s and is back in Spain, he will regret the time he wasted stuck on the sidelines. You are a long time retired.

"It’s ridiculous. He needs to bite the bullet, get on with it and find himself a new club. He’s sat and watched for long enough."

Enrique has had the odd bit of back luck with injuries in the past two seasons having missed much of the 13/14 season with a knee injury, and finding it hard to get back to full fitness, and into the side last season.

But with one year left on his contract, and surplus to requirements, as Molby said it would be a good time for him to go somewhere where he can get regular game time under his belt.

In recent seasons, the Spaniard has been getting something of a reputation among fans of being more adept when it comes to using social media rather than the ball at his feet. He may need to find somewhere else to go so he can shrug off that reputation. 

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