Alan Pardew has made a personal check on Holland left back Erik Pieters as he lines up a replacement for Jose Enrique. Despite Pardew saying he is trying to get the Spanish left back to stay, Enrique is expected to leave Newcastle for Liverpool this week in a £5.5m deal. Pardew flew out to watch Pieters, 22, play for PSV Eindhoven in their 3-1 defeat at AZ Alkmaar. Pieters is recovering from a pre-season knee injury. He came off the bench to play the second half in PSV’s defeat.