Newcastle defender Jose Enrique has dismissed reports he has been negotiating over a potential move to Liverpool. Liverpool are believed to be keen on the Spaniards services with the Reds in the market for more width to provide service for centre-forward Andy Carroll.

The pair combined to good effect when together at the Magpies, but the left-back has denied holding talks over a prospective move to Anfield.

"Liverpool is a big club but I am not negotiating with them at the moment, I am calm at Newcastle, " he told Radio Marca.

"My dream is to play for the Spain national side and I think that I have a chance.

"I have improved as a footballer since my arrival to England. The Premier League is more competitive than La Liga and I have not received offers to return to Spain.

"The referees in England are not so strict on the field because they permit more action."

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