Enrique not intimidated by Bale form

Ahead of the two teams' Premier League clash, Liverpool's Jose Enrique wants his team-mates to remember that Tottenham's Gareth Bale is just one man.

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The Welshman has been in unstoppable form recently, with 16 goals in 24 Premier League appearances so far.

Bale's outstanding performances have propelled Tottenham to third place in the table, but Enrique told Liverpoolfc.com that the 23 year old was just one man, albeit a slightly dangerous one to the Reds' hopes of coming away with three points when they meet over the weekend.

"He's one of the best players around at the moment and he's scoring plenty of goals. But every player is just a person. Gareth Bale is a person as well. Of course, he's a good player and a complete footballer. Before, when people were talking about him, they said that he would need to score a few more goals and now he is a scoring plenty. He can play as a winger but he can also play as a No.10. And of course, he's a really difficult player to play against," he stated.

"We'll have to play like we have in the last two league games, look to keep a clean sheet and try to stick together. Even if you are a really good player, like Bale, if you are against two players it can be really difficult to play. So we will try to stop him and all his teammates because Tottenham have plenty of good players."

Andre Villas-Boas' men go into the game against Liverpool on the back of a confidence-boosting 3-0 Europa League win over Inter Milan. Although some have pointed out that the Reds could capitalize on Spurs' fatigued state, Enrique downplayed the possibility of their opponents turning in anything but their best performance against Liverpool.

"The more games that you have, of course you become more tired but as a professional you are ready for that; you are training every day for it, just a few weeks ago, we were in a similar situation - we were playing a lot of games in a short space - sometimes two games in a week. Sometimes it can be the other way round - you can feel even fitter because you are playing in more games. And if you are winning them, then it can give you even more confidence as well. So I don't think it will make as much of a difference," he explained.

"It's more important that we think about us and focus on playing our football. If we play how we want to play, we can beat anyone. But I never think about another team until a few hours a before the game - it's important that we focus on our own game."

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