Liverpool fullback Jose Enrique has welcomed the arrival of Aly Cissokho.

Enrique says he's happy to battle the Frenchman for a place in manager Brendan Rodgers' starting XI.

"I welcome the competition," Enrique told the club's official website. "If Liverpool sign another left-back then I understand it because it was just me here last season.

"Sometimes Glen Johnson had to play left-back. We need two players for every position, and I like it when I have competition.

"If you have somebody there who is really fighting for your position then it can bring more out of you because you know if you don't play well then you'll lose your place.

"Hopefully that helps me and I can play at my level as I did in the first six months when I first arrived at Liverpool."

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