Cape Town - Liverpool have sent a message of support to
former player Jose Enrique who recently underwent brain surgery to remove a tumour
but is now in recovery.
The 32-year-old made 99 appearances for the
Reds over five seasons before leaving to join Real Zaragoza in 2016/17. He
subsequently retired and became a football agent until he was diagnosed with a
'rare brain' tumour called a chordoma.
The player revealed on Saturday that he
underwent successful surgery to remove the tumour but still had a lengthy
process of radiotherapy treatment to undergo before he can make a full
Taking to his official Instagram account,
he said: "Sorry I haven't been around much, it has been the toughest few
weeks of my life.
"Within the space of one month I have
found out the news that I have a rare brain tumour and had surgery to have it
removed, I am now in recovery and so thankful. Life is too precious."
As such, Liverpool have issued a statement
giving their full backing to the Valencia-born ex-left back, saying: "The
thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Jose Enrique after the
player revealed he has undergone surgery on a brain tumour.
"The former Reds defender made the
announcement via his personal social media accounts on Saturday morning,
confirming he had undergone a procedure to have a tumour removed.
"Enrique added that he is now in
recovery following the operation. Everyone at Liverpool FC wishes him a full
and speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing him back at Anfield again
soon. You'll Never Walk Alone, Jose."