Former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique has hilariously played down talk of coming out of retirement.
Asked by a Reds fan on Twitter whether he could come out of retirement and play as a midfielder for Jurgen Klopp’s side, Enrique replied:
“I wish mate but I’m to fat now.”
Liverpool are currently undergoing issues in the middle of the park.
It follows the hamstring injury incurred by Thiago Alcantara in their season-opening 2-2 draw with Fulham on August 6.
The Spaniard joins Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Naby Keita and Curtis Jones on the sidelines, leading to speculation a new midfielder may be targeted.
However, Klopp has moved to dismiss the notion of a midfielder being signed in the current transfer window, saying:
“I know what will now come up, it’s clear. We said we don’t need a midfielder because we have enough – and we actually have enough. But the problem now is we get punished for something that is not our responsibility really because things like this can happen.”
Enrique retired from professional football in 2017 having played for the likes of the Reds, Newcastle United and Villarreal.
It seems unlikely that the 36-year-old will be an option for Klopp as much as the Spaniard holds a close bond with the Merseysiders.