Endo shouldn’t be in Liverpool’s first team now, says Jose Enrique


Wataru Endo has actually proven to be quite a good signing for Liverpool.

The Japan international was a relative unknown when the Reds signed him for £17m this summer. But he’s now making a name for himself in the Premier League.

Endo has performed admirably for Liverpool, but, as you can imagine, he does still have his doubters.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Jose Enrique has been discussing Liverpool’s current situation, and he’s still of the opinion that the Reds need to sign a new number six, claiming that Endo can’t be a starter in the Premier League.

Endo can’t start now, says Enrique:

Enrique shared his verdict on what Liverpool need to do.

“We need a proper number six, obviously Endo is there, but I don’t think he can be a starter. He’s a good player, that’s why Klopp signed him, but he can’t be starting as a number six for us in the Premier League, we need a top top one the level of Szoboszlai or Mac Allister in that position,” Enrique said.

As much as we’re growing to like Endo as a player, we agree with Enrique that signing a quality defensive midfielder has to be a top priority for the Reds.

Endo is the only natural number six in the squad right now, and, with all due respect, he’s unproven at the top level when it comes down to it.

Liverpool will be hoping to be battling for the title right to the bitter end this season, and they will need quality players who can step up in the big moments if they are going to win the league, and, right now, nobody can reliably say that Endo is the man for that job.

The Japan international is a decent player, but he’s not exactly at the level of a prime Fabinho, is he?

Liverpool need to go out and sign a best-in-class player in this position.

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