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Liverpool's Jose Enrique a transfer target for college team who also have an audacious backup plan

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Jose Enrique has been a benchwarmer at Anfield this season

Liverpool defender Jose Enrique isn’t exactly having one of his better seasons at the Anfield club in this campaign. The 30-year-old Spanish left-back has only featured twice in the FA Cup and has not featured in Jurgen Klopp’s plans with the defender’s younger compatriot Alberto Moreno preferred in that position.

Although he has warmed the bench all season, he may have found a way out to play regular first-team football. No, it’s not a club; it’s the Oxford College student football team!

A student named Sam Billington had put forth the idea of signing Enrique in what would be a win-win situation for both the Somerville College men’s team and the player. They even decided to offer him a three-month ‘pay-as-you-play’ contract. 

“I strongly believe that Jose Enrique would be a fantastic addition not just to the SCFC squad but to Somerville as a whole,” Billington said, according to Oxford Student. He also went on to explain why they needed Enrique and what he could add to the squad.

“Despite their current promotion push, Somerville has had recent defensive issues, conceding 15 goals in its last six matches. With an upcoming crunch match which could turn into a promotion playoff against Hertford on the 4th March, we feel Enrique can provide competition for places in the squad and fill that gap.”

The contract is also too good to resist for a player who has a 100% winning record as Liverpool captain (P1 W1).

“We feel that having languished in Liverpool’s Reserves, the lad just wants to play football, and a loan contract of 2 Bop Juices per match should be more than enough to tempt him up Woodstock Road.”

The Somerville College JCR then passed the motion put forth by Billington and allowed him to meet the defender and discuss a possible deal. They also have another target in mind if the deal falls through.

“Failing that, we have mandated our new VP to make a bid for Frank Lampard, who, while lacking Enrique’s defensive qualities, did get 3 As at A Level and thus meets Oxford’s entry criteria.”

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