By Will Butcher
Liverpool fans have wished Spanish left-back Jose Enrique all the best on Twitter after he moved to second-tier side Real Zaragoza.
The club confirmed on their official website that the former Liverpool defender has joined the Spanish outfit, after being released early from his Reds contract in May.
The 30-year-old signed for the Merseyside club back in 2011 for £7million, following an impressive stint with Premier League rivals Newcastle.
Former Spain Under-21 international Enrique made 99 appearances on Merseyside, but failed to make a single appearance under Brendan Rodgers or Jurgen Klopp during the last campaign.
Fans have reacted on Twitter by thanking Enrique for his efforts, while some fans wish he had been given a chance to replace Alberto Moreno, who continues to come under intense scrutiny from fans and pundits alike.
Jose Enrique joins Zaragoza. What a shame. Would've preferred him to Moreno… #LFC
— Aidil Zulkiflee (@aidilzlkfl) September 8, 2016
Jose Enrique, what a fall from grace. Wonder if any other Spanish leftbacks should pay close attention #LFC
— LFC Commentary (@lfc_comments) September 8, 2016
— Jacko ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Times (@JKloppsKop) September 7, 2016
— YoungReds 🇲🇾 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@YoungRedsMY) September 8, 2016
Good luck to him.
— Con Raptis (@cc_rap23) September 8, 2016
enrique was gr8.
— Abdulaziz AlQasem (@TheLiverpooly) September 7, 2016
to be honest k thought Enrique was a better defender…just putting it out there
— Marc Convery (@KloppiteConvery) September 7, 2016
Enrique joins a side that has not played in the Spanish top-flight since the 2012/13 La Liga campaign when they finished rock bottom.
However, Zaragoza only just missed out on a play-off place in the 2015/16 Segunda Division last season, as the club were edged out by Osasuna on goal difference.
Valencia-born Enrique has played for Newcastle, Villarreal and Celta Vigo, with his most memorable moment being the League Cup victory with Liverpool in 2012.
In other Liverpool news, this defender is set to miss Saturday’s game against Leicester through injury.