Liverpool’s Jose Enrique: Luis Suárez wonder-goal was planned

Liverpool defender Jose Enrique reveals Luis Suárez's equaliser against Newcastle was planned by the pair before the match

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Luis Suárez joined Liverpool in a £22.75m deal in January 2011 Photo:, via Wikimedia

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Jose Enrique has revealed Luis Suárez’s wonder goal against Newcastle United was planned by the pair before the 1-1 draw at Anfield on Sunday.

The Spanish defender struck a 70-yard pass which the South American controlled using his shoulder, with the former Ajax man showing composure to take the ball around Tim Krul and score the Reds’ equaliser.

“I spoke with Luis before the game and I told him, if you have the chance and you see a space behind the Newcastle centre-back, just try [and get in behind him],” said Enrique.

“We tried that and it worked, so I am very happy. I know his movement is really, really clever and that he is a great player.

“It was a good pass but, to be honest, the goal was all about the control from Luis. And his finish was 10 out of 10. It was amazing.

“We all know Luis already though, so [the quality of the goal] was no surprise.”

Newcastle had taken the lead in the first half through Yohan Cabaye before Suárez’s equaliser, with substitute Jonjo Shelvey missing two clear-cut chances to secure three points.

“We are disappointed with the result because Newcastle only had two chances to score and one of them was their goal,” Enrique added.

“We deserved to win and we know we have to start to get points.

“Afterwards, the manager told us to try to keep on doing what we are doing. And I think we are doing well. We played against a good team in Newcastle. Last year they finished in the top six and they have a good team.”


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