Jose Enrique Hitler
Liverpool defender José Enrique faced backlash on Twitter after he posted this photo Twitter/@Jesanchez3

Liverpool defender José Enrique has been criticised for posting a photo of himself sporting an anti-Semitic Hitler-style moustache.

The Spanish defender used Twitter to show off his newly trimmed facial hair alongside girlfriend Amy Jaine.

He tweeted: "Surprised my girlfriend with a new style of beard this morning, She didn't like it very much.. hahahahaha @AmyJaine"

But the 28-year-old soon faced a backlash for the photo, with some football fans claiming the snap was misjudged.

One fan said: "I hope you don't got any Jewish followers" while another simply said "oh my word".

Enrique has made just three appearances for the Reds this term as the Anfield club have endured a disappointing start to the season.

He joined the Merseyside club from Newcastle in 2011 and has made a total of 218 appearances in England since moving from Spanish side Villarreal in 2007.