Liverpool Confirm £6m Jose Enrique Signing From Newcastle United

Anfield welcomes St James’ Park star.

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Liverpool have confirmed the signing of defender Jose Enrique from Newcastle United on a long-term contract for £6million.

The 25-year-old will become the club’s fifth signing of  a busy summer for manager Kenny Dalglish, who aims to get his team back into the Champions League.

He joins Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam, Alexander Doni and Stewart Downing in moving to Anfield this summer.

The former Spain U21 international is delighted with the move and looks forward to bringing the glory days back to the Kop.

“This is one of the happiest days of my life,” he told the club’s website. “I have come to one of the biggest clubs not just in England, but in the world.

“I am really, really happy.

“They have won a lot of things including the Champions League. They have amazing players and I hope to win things here.

“Of course I am looking forward to playing in front of the Kop. Everybody speaks about the fans here and they are amazing.

“I am looking forward to it. I hope it will be this weekend, but if not I can wait.”

“Damien Comolli told me it is an amazing club. In Spain there is a saying, ‘When the train comes in, you have to take it.’

“This is the first time a big club has come in for me and I had to take it (the opportunity). I am really happy.”

Enrique admits he’s excited by Liverpool’s transfer business and believes they can help him quench his thirst for trophies.

He said: “I am excited by the new signings – it shows Liverpool’s ambition.

“They spent a lot of money in January on Andy (Carroll) and Luis Suarez, and this summer they’ve spent a lot of money on other players.

“You can see they have big ambitions and that’s why I came here – because I want to win things and I think I can do that here.”

Enrique joins Liverpool a little more than 24 hours ahead of their Premier League season opener against Sunderland.

But with a full pre-season under his belt at Newcastle, the defender is ready to be called upon whenever Kenny Dalglish sees fit.

“If the manager needs me, I am ready to play,” he added.

“I have already played for Newcastle in pre-season, not every game but two or three games and I am fit and if the manager needs me, I am ready to play.

“My ambition is win everything with Liverpool. This year we won’t play in the Champions League, so the most important thing is to try and win the league.”

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