Liverpool FC have today completed the loan signing of Spanish youth international Javier Manquillo from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.
An athletic right-back, the 20-year-old's career began at academy level with Real Madrid before a switch to Atletico in 2007, while Manquillo has represented his country at various youth levels.
The Madrid-born defender is the seventh new recruit by Brendan Rodgers this summer, following Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Lazar Markovic, Dejan Lovren and Divock Origi in joining the Reds.
Immediately after sealing the formalities of his loan transfer, Manquillo told Liverpoolfc.com: "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.
"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."