New Liverpool defender Jose Enrique says he fears for the future of former club Newcastle United.
He feels some of the best players on Tyneside are being sold off and the money not being spent elsewhere.
Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan and Enrique himself have now been sold by Newcastle, but the Spanish left back does not blame the manager.
He feels Alan Pardew has had his hands tied by owner Mike Ashley.
“I have a lot of friends in the dressing room and they are a little bit nervous because they don’t know what the club is going to do,” said Enrique to the Daily Mirror.
“I think that is why everyone is leaving Newcastle.
“I think Joey Barton will leave soon. Andy Carroll left in January and it is really, really hard for the manager.
“You want to be as high as you can in the table, but maybe Newcastle don’t think the same. That’s why they sell their best players and that’s why everyone moves.
“The dressing room at Newcastle is fantastic – it is 10 out of 10. Amazing. But of course it is hard for the players when the best players leave.”
“I do worry for Newcastle – not because we have left, because at some clubs, good players leave – but because they have not signed another left-back. Nothing.
“I’m worried not so much for the club but more for the fans, because they are amazing. They are like here [at Liverpool], it’s really similar.”