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Published 23:01 11/08/11 By David Maddock Jose Enrique will complete his much-anticipated move to Liverpool on Friday, when he signs a four-year contract.
The Spanish left-back has waited all summer to make the switch to Anfield, after refusing an offer of a new contract at Newcastle and accusing the club of lacking ambition.
Enrique was fined £100,000 for a Twitter outburst at his St James’ Park employers, but that eventually paved the way for the £6million move as it confirmed to Magpies boss Alan Pardew that the relationship between club and player was beyond repair.
Enrique was given permission to speak to Liverpool on Thursday, and travelled to Merseyside for a medical.
He said: “I have rejected good offers from other leagues to stay in England. The style of football is perfect for me and I want to improve myself as a player.
“I always wanted to go to Liverpool and they were always my first choice. One of my ambitions is to play regularly for Spain and it’s more realistic for me to fight for a place with Liverpool rather than Newcastle.”
Enrique, who will earn about £65,000 a week, will arrive too late to make his Liverpool debut on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.
But his arrival will come as a relief to Reds manager Kenny Dalglish, who has been chasing him since last season.
Dalglish still wants another centre-back, with Birmingham’s Scott Dann his main target.MirrorFootball