Liverpool announce loan signing of Javier Manquillo from Atletico Madrid

Liverpool have announced a season-long loan signing of 20-year old Spanish right back from Atletico Madrid.

The Spanish youth international becomes Liverpool’s seventh signing this transfer window, in a busy summer that’s seen Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Lazar Markovic, Dejan Lovren and Divock Origi signed for the club.

Seen as one for the future at Atleti, he’s made just 6 first team appearances at the Calderon to date, and was clearly wooed by Brendan Rodgers’ promises of a chance at first team football in England.

With Glen Johnson coming under serious criticism of late, Manquillo’s arrival should appease Liverpool fans, with Sevilla’s Albero Moreno still very much in the offing, on a permanent deal.