Liverpool's Jose Enrique tweets support for Newcastle, despite reportedly snubbing January return

Jose Enrique threw his support behind Newcastle for their game against Manchester City.

Newcastle United picked up a well-earned 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Tuesday evening - and they had support from former defender Jose Enrique.

The Magpies were buoyant after a superb 3-0 win over Swansea City on Saturday afternoon, which took them to within three points of survival.

On Tuesday night, Rafael Benitez's side then faced a daunting task against Manchester City at St. James' Park, and when Sergio Aguero put City into an early lead, Magpies fans will have been fearing the worst.

However, Newcastle showed heart and desire throughout, and got their reward when Vurnon Anita equalised, cutting inside from the right hand side before firing past Joe Hart.

Newcastle could have won the game, but a 1-1 draw was another positive result for Benitez and his side - and they were in fact cheered on by a Premier League rival.

Liverpool left back Jose Enrique made his name with Newcastle, racking up more than 125 appearances for the Magpies in a successful time with the club before leaving for Anfield in the summer of 2011.

It was reported by The Mirror back in February that Enrique - who has been out of favour at Liverpool for some time now - had rejected a return to St. James' Park; but that doesn't mean he doesn't retain a keen interest in the fortunes of the Magpies.

Enrique took to Twitter to offer support to the Magpies, and it would be little surprise to see Newcastle attempt to sign him again in the summer given their long-standing problems at left back.

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