Liverpool boss Rodgers full of praise for Enrique in new role

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has praised Jose Enrique for his performances in a winger's role.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has praised Jose Enrique for his performances in a winger's role.

Rodgers has introduced a new element to his team in recent weeks, with defender Enrique being pushed forward into an attacking role - a move the manager believes suits all parties.

He reflected to liverpoolfc.com: "I think he's been outstanding and it's a great credit to him. He and I spoke earlier on in the season about trying to develop and improve his game.

"It's an interesting one because he's a real threat going forward with his pace and his power. You could see in the last three games how determined he is to get a goal.

"But you also see his defensive qualities because he's tracking back. He's been a real plus for us and it's great to see because he's worked very hard.

"It hasn't been easy for him but I think you've seen his commitment. How he's been working every day, you're seeing that now on the field. I'm delighted for him because he's good guy and he wants to do well for this club.

"Jose played in that position early on in his career but since he's come to this country he's played more as a full-back.

"You can see he's got the qualities to play the role - he is an offensive player who has got great pace and power, can take people on and he's a real threat when he gets into the final third.

"He's comfortable in the position, which is important, and it gives us that great thrust at the top end of the field."

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