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Former Liverpool Defender José Enrique Joins Obscure Spanish Squad

He'll play for Real Zaragoza this season.

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One of the main goals this past offseason for Jürgen Klopp was to rid Liverpool of players who didn't fit into his long term plans. For the most part the manager succeeded at this mission, offloading numerous out-of-favor members of his rather large squad.

Left back José Enrique was one of those who exited the club this past summer, as his contract was terminated in early May. Once a regular in the team, he rarely featured over the past few seasons due to lingering injury problems.

However, his career is set to carry on in the Spanish Second Division, as he has joined Real Zaragoza on a two-year deal, according to the Echo.

Now 30 years old, it's clear that Enrique's career is winding down. But at least he'll get a chance to play meaningful minutes in Spain, which is something he hadn't done in some time with Liverpool.

Over the past three seasons, he played just 12 league games, none of which came last year. Still, his off-field social media expertise and personality will be missed and fans will root for him to succeed in the next chapter of his career.

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