Jose Enrique scored his first ever Premier League goal after 161 appearances for Newcastle and Liverpool during the Reds’ 3-0 win over Wigan and dedicated his goal to his son, who is set to be born in the coming weeks.
The Spaniard’s strike, alongside two from more regular scorer Luis Suarez, sealed a victory that took his side up to 11th in the table after 12 games.
After a tough start for new manager Brendan Rodgers, Enrique feels that a recent upturn in results is a reflection of generally good performances that have not been getting that which they deserve.
“I am very happy, firstly not for my goal, but for the three points. I think we are playing well this season but we deserve more points,” the defender, who featured on the wing on Saturday, told the club’s official website.
“We have to keep playing like this because then I think the points will come.
“Of course, I am happy for my goal. I have a kid on the way and there are not many weeks left until he is born so it was for him. It is a great feeling.”
The former Villarreal defender is not known for his goalscoring and admitted that his celebration reflected as much.
“To be honest, the first thing I wanted to do was put my thumb to my mouth but then I didn’t know what to do because I don’t really score,” he continued.
“But the most important thing is another three points. I am happy about my goal but it’s about the team.”