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Enrique dedicates goal to son

SoccerNews in English Premier League 18 Nov 2012


Jose Enrique has dedicated his first ever Premier League goal to his unborn son.

After 161 appearances for Newcastle and Liverpool, the 26-year-old defender finally netted for the first time in the Reds’ 3-0 win over Wigan at Anfield on Saturday.

The Spaniard’s strike, alongside two from more regular scorer Luis Suarez, sealed a victory that took his side up to 11th in the table after 12 games.

After a tough start for new manager Brendan Rodgers, Enrique feels a recent upturn in results is a reflection of generally good performances that have not been getting what they deserve.

“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,” Enrique said.

“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.”

The former Villarreal defender is not known for his goalscoring and admitted that his celebration reflected as much.

“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,” he said.

“But the most important thing is another three points. I am happy about my goal but it’s about the team.”


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