Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is being won over by Jose Enrique after his goal scoring performance in victory over Wigan Athletic.

Rodgers praised Enrique, who scored his first goal for the Reds and only his second in five years in English football.

"If you look at (Tottenham's) Gareth Bale, he played at left-back and then moved forward and showed his strengths," he said.

"Jose is someone I think can do that role with his power and pace.

"I said to him yesterday him and Raheem can get goals if they get (positionally) inside the frame of the goal.

"If you watch the replay he makes up a lot of ground to get in there and anticipate the rebound."