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.