Liverpool fullback Jose Enrique is pleased seeing Luis Alberto earn first team action.

The former Barcelona winger made an appearance in defeat to Southampton on Saturday.

"I didn't know Luis Alberto before he came here, but I know he made a lot of goals and assists for Barcelona B [last season]," Enrique told

"I told him in the first half he wasn't at his best because it is the first time he's played in a long time, but in the second half he was great and scored three goals.

"He is the type of player who has a really good last pass to find the strikers. He can score goals as well, so he is going to be important for us. He is a young player and will learn a lot here."