Enrique seeks to emulate Carragher

Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique has revealed he hopes to enjoy the same longevity at Anfield that veteran Jamie Carragher has.

David vs Goliath.

By ESPNSTAR.com staff

Enrique joined the Reds from Newcastle at the start of last season and immediately established himself as their first-choice left-back, making 43 appearances in all competition in his debut campaign at Anfield.

On the other hand, Carragher is currently at the other end of his Liverpool career and played just 26 games as he fell behind centre-back duo Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel in the pecking order, although he is still regarded as a legend of the club having made over 700 appearances across 17 seasons.

And having witnessed the adulation Carragher receives from the Anfield faithful, Enrique is hoping he will one day get to enjoy the same sort of reception.

"I want to play here for as many years as I can and play as many games," he said on the club's official website. "I hope to be like Carra but that would be really difficult.

"I want to stay here because it's an amazing club and a big club and every player dreams of being here. I also want to win as many titles as I can. I've played in English football for five years and it's amazing to play here.

"But I'm still learning. At teams like Liverpool you learn quickly; in one year here I have learned a lot and with his manager [Brendan Rodgers] I have learned plenty too."

Enrique also revealed his role as full-back has been changed since Rodgers took over from Dalglish earlier on in the summer, and has told Reds fans to expect to see him get forward much more frequently.

"The manager wants me to make more assists and score more goals and play more like a forward," he added.

"He has told Glen Johnson and Martin Kelly to do the same, and Stewart Downing in the left-back role. He wants us all to play like wing-backs. I really like to play like this."

Liverpool haven't enjoyed the best starts to the season and are currently 17th in the Barclays Premier League following a draw and two losses in their opening three games.

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