Newcastle United’s Jonas Gutierrez wants Liverpool’s Jose Enrique to do Magpies a favour in FA Cup semi-final

Newcastle United's Jonas Gutierrez would love former colleague Jose Enrique to win on Saturday.
Newcastle United's Jonas Gutierrez would love former colleague Jose Enrique to win on Saturday.

JONAS Gutierrez is backing pal Jose Enrique to edge Newcastle United closer to Europe.

Enrique, Andy Carroll and Craig Bellamy can do their old club a huge favour in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final.

If Liverpool – who have already qualified for Europe through their Carling Cup win – beat Everton at Wembley, the Premier League will handed an extra Europa League place.

“There’s nothing they can do this season (in the league),” said Gutierrez. “There are a lot of teams taking good results.

“It’s hard, but I speak with him. I said ‘you have to focus on the semi-final’. That can help us.”

Read more of Gutierrez’s thoughts in today’s Sportmail.