Liverpool defender Jose Enrique is set to be handed a lifeline to save his Reds career by manager Jurgen Klopp after falling out of favour of former manager Brendan Rodgers. The Spanish full-back is just returning from a hamstring injury that he suffered recently, but despite his being fit he has not made an appearance in the Premier League since January.
According to the Daily Mail, the defender, who was asked to train away from the first-team squad and find a new club by the Northern Irishman, is set to be given a fair chance to prove himself to the German manager this campaign. Enrique is in the final year of his contract and will hope to prove himself and earn a contract with the Merseyside club, or impress other suitors. West Bromwich Albion were keen to sign him in the summer, but failed with a move on deadline day.
Klopp is short of options in the full back positions with Alberto Moreno and Nathaniel Clyne his only two senior options at left and right-back respectively. Joe Gomez, who can operate on the left side of defence, is ruled out for the rest of the campaign and second choice right-back Jon Flanagan is just returning from a long-term injury, thus the manager will need the Spaniard to provide cover as they look to secure a top four position this campaign.
The 29-year-old defender, who joined from Newcastle United in 2011, will not be guaranteed a regular starting place by the manager, but will be given a chance to prove himself and earn a place like all the other players. The report claims that the manager will also keep an eye on the players on loan, as he assesses their progress and their capability to return and help the first-team.