Official: Liverpool sign Manquillo on loan from Atletico Madrid

The right-back will provide competition for Glen Johnson at full-back after joining on a season-long deal

Liverpool have completed the signing of Javier Manquillo on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid.

#LFC are pleased to announce the signing of Spanish youth international Javier Manquillo from @Atleti #ManquilloLFC

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 6, 2014

“I’m very happy to have signed for a club like Liverpool. I think it’s one of the biggest in Europe. Any footballer would want to come and play here,” Manquillo told the club’s official website.

“When they tell you Liverpool want to sign you, I think like any player, you are going to be absolutely amazed and you don’t think of anything else than going straight there.

“It’s a team that nowadays, as I said before, any player would want to be a part of.”

The Spain youth international becomes Brendan Rodgers’s seventh summer signing after Emre Can, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Dejan Lovren, Lazar Markovic and Divock Origi.

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