Enrique reveals Reds scoring mission

Liverpool's Jose Enrique is eager to score more goals for the club.

Football News: Luis Suarez & Jose Enrique

By ESPNSTAR.com staff

The 26-year old has been a revelation for Liverpool since manager Brendan Rodgers decided to shift him from left-back to left-wing. Scoring his first goal for the club during their win against Wigan, Enrique could have made it two strikes in as many games had his attempt against Swansea not been ruled out for offside.

Speaking to the club's official website, Enrique revealed that Rodgers requested for the Reds wingers to take up positions in the penalty area, in order to increase the team's attacking threat.

"The manager has told Raheem [Sterling] and myself over the last few weeks that we have to help out in the box and score goals, every team needs to [get bodies in the penalty area]. If you put crosses in, you need people in the box. Otherwise no-one will be there to finish the chance. So I try to arrive as much as I can," he shared.

"In every game you see goals like [the one I scored against Wigan] where players are arriving near the goal-line and they have just one touch to put the ball in the net. You don't have to score an amazing goal all the time. So I think it's really important to try and be in those positions and get goals from there."

The former Newcastle player was also delighted that his new position allowed him to link-up more often with star striker Luis Suarez.

"I like playing on the wing because I really like to go and attack, like everyone does," Enrique said.

"I really enjoy playing with Luis as well and I think we have a good connection. We understand each other and I have really enjoyed playing there with him."

Liverpool welcome Southampton to Anfield for their Premier League game on Saturday.

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