Jose Enrique: 'Luis Suarez in training is like facing Lionel Messi'

Enrique compares Suarez to Messi
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Liverpool's Jose Enrique says that facing Luis Suarez in training is like going up against Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi.

Liverpool full-back Jose Enrique has claimed that going up against teammate Luis Suarez in training is similar to facing Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

The Uruguay international, who is in contention to be named Player of the Year, has netted 28 goals for the Reds so far in the campaign.

"I tell [Suarez] all the time that he always does the same thing, he tries to do nutmegs," Enrique told the club's official website. "It's always 'megs, 'megs, 'megs. And you just know that he is going to do it but you can't stop him.

"He scores so many goals in training. It's like with Messi, everyone says [Messi] is going to cut inside all the time. And you know that he is going to do this but you can't stop him from cutting inside and scoring goals. With Luis [and nutmegs] it's the same. Of course there are some differences between the two players."

Meanwhile, Stoke City striker Michael Owen believes that Liverpool will be successful in keeping hold of Suarez in the summer.

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