Enrique: That was for you, son

Written By Mekhels Linxets on Sunday, November 18, 2012 | 8:13 PM

Jose Enrique couldn't hide his joy at scoring his first ever goal for Liverpool in Saturday's 3-0 win over Wigan Athletic – and dedicated the strike to his unborn baby boy.

The Spaniard tapped home the Reds' third at Anfield to put the seal on an excellent second-half performance from Brendan Rodgers' side.

It was Enrique's first ever Barclays Premier League goal - and afterwards he was quick to devote the effort to his son, Adrian.

He told Liverpoolfc.com: "I am very happy - firstly not for my goal, but for the three points. I think we are playing well this season, but we deserve more points. We have to keep playing like this because then I think the points will come.

"Of course, I am happy for my goal. I have a kid on the way and there are not many weeks left [until he is born] so it was for him. It is a great feeling."

Enrique's goal was his first for Liverpool on his 53rd appearance for the club - and he admits he was a little unsure of how to celebrate.

He explained: "To be honest, the first thing I wanted to do was put my thumb to my mouth, but then I didn't know what to do because I don't really score!

"But the most important thing is another three points. I am happy about my goal, but it's about the team."

Enrique's goal capped an outstanding performance from the 26-year-old, who also supplied a fine assist for the second of Luis Suarez's two goals when he dissected the Wigan defence with an inch-perfect throughball for the No.7 to latch onto.

Jose Enrique couldn't hide his joy at scoring his first ever goal for Liverpool in Saturday's 3-0 win over Wigan Athletic – and dedicated the strike to his unborn baby boy.

The Spaniard tapped home the Reds' third at Anfield to put the seal on an excellent second-half performance from Brendan Rodgers' side.

It was Enrique's first ever Barclays Premier League goal - and afterwards he was quick to devote the effort to his son, Adrian.

He told Liverpoolfc.com: "I am very happy - firstly not for my goal, but for the three points. I think we are playing well this season, but we deserve more points. We have to keep playing like this because then I think the points will come.

"Of course, I am happy for my goal. I have a kid on the way and there are not many weeks left [until he is born] so it was for him. It is a great feeling."

Enrique's goal was his first for Liverpool on his 53rd appearance for the club - and he admits he was a little unsure of how to celebrate.

He explained: "To be honest, the first thing I wanted to do was put my thumb to my mouth, but then I didn't know what to do because I don't really score!

"But the most important thing is another three points. I am happy about my goal, but it's about the team."

Enrique's goal capped an outstanding performance from the 26-year-old, who also supplied a fine assist for the second of Luis Suarez's two goals when he dissected the Wigan defence with an inch-perfect throughball for the No.7 to latch onto.

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Enrique on special strike
It helped Suarez take his tally to 13 for the season so far, but Enrique insists nobody at Melwood has been taken aback by his world-class form.

"It is no surprise for me or our teammates because we know him well," he said. "He is a great player and a key one for us. Every striker has a moment - and Luis has his moment now.

"He is scoring all the time, both with us and Uruguay too, and we hope he can stay like this for a long time."

Enrique was deployed in a left-wing position by Rodgers against the Latics, rather than his traditional full-back berth.

It's a role the former Newcastle man relished.

Enrique said: "It was good. When I was younger I played a lot of times [in that position].

"I prefer to play at left-back because I am more comfortable there as I have played there all my life. I am happy there, but I can't say I didn't enjoy playing [further forward] against Wigan because I scored a goal and created an assist - and if the manager wants me there, I will play wherever he wants.

"With this manager, even when I play as a left-back I get forward a lot because he likes the full-backs to get forward - like Glen Johnson did. It's not much of a difference to play there.
Source by LiverpoolFc