Jose Enrique
Enrique has starred since signing for Liverpool in the summer. REUTERS

Jose Enrique has insisted that he will never change his allegiances from Spain to England, despite the left-back missing out on a call up for his home country.

After signing for the Reds for a reported £6 million in the summer transfer window, Enrique has arguably been one of the side's best deals under Kenny Dalglish, with the Spaniard filling a hole in the left back position that has been present in the club for many years.

And after failing to receive a Spain call up so far this season, Enrique has revealed that some of his Liverpool teammates have been pushing for him to become an English citizen and join the Three Lions.

"Some team-mates have told me to apply for British citizenship, but I'm not thinking about doing that because I'm Spanish and I'll either play for Spain or nobody," he said.

"I want to play for Spain. Playing for a club like Liverpool makes you think you'll have more chance of representing your country but it is Vicente del Bosque who decides and I just have to focus on playing well for my club."

Enrique has made 14 appearances so far for Liverpool this season, and already the 25 year old is setting ambitious goals for the side.

The Reds are aiming to get back into Champions League contention at the end of the season, and though they currently face tough competition from the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham for a place in the top four, Enrique believes this goal is achievable.

"We've gone a year-and-a-half without losing to the Premier League's big four teams. We're doing OK but we can be better. Liverpool should be aspiring to be in the Champions League," he explained.

"Winning the Premier League is difficult because there are so many strong teams but you can see now that the ones playing in the Champions League are suffering a bit. We are going to try to take advantage of that."

Liverpool are currently sixth in the Premier League table, and have collected 23 points from 13 games. The club completed a morale-boosting win over Chelsea in the Carling Cup during the week, and are now on course to win their first trophy since 2006.