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Thompson: Enrique set for Reds

April 11, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Liverpool legend Phil Thompson believes Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique has already agreed a move to Anfield.

Jose Enrique
PA PhotosJose Enrique has also been linked with a number of top European clubs this season

Enrique flattered by Reds interest

Enrique, 25, has been one of Newcastle's most impressive performers over the last two seasons and he is said to be rated at around £15 million.

Thompson, who won three European Cups as a Reds player and has acted as the club's assistant manager, told TV2: "From what I've heard, yes, the deal has been done and he will come to Liverpool. It'll be interesting because he's done very well.

"He had a difficult first season coming into the Premiership a couple of years ago but he really understands the game now.

"He's one of those full-backs who is good going forward but he's also a good defender and I think that is the main thing."

Enrique signed a five-year deal when he joined Newcastle from Villarreal in 2007.