Javier Manquillo has admitted that he’s keen to make his loan move to Liverpool a permanent one just a matter of weeks after arriving at the club.
The Spanish right-back is currently set to be a Reds player until 2016 after penning a two-year deal to join them from Atletico Madrid over the summer.
Despite having only made a handful of outings for the La Liga champions before the switch, Manquillo looks to be on course to dislodge long-term right-sided defender Glen Johnson, with his composed displays having impressed Brendan Rodgers and the Anfield crowd.
Manquillo, 20, has started both of the Merseysiders’ wins this term against Southampton and Tottenham and he says that he’s settling in well enough to have made a full time move to Liverpool his wish:
“I’m very happy to stay here. There’s some things I miss about home – the weather is the main one! – but I’m getting accustomed to things here more and more every day.” He is quoted by The Express.
“I get on very well with the manager. He helps us with everything he can, which is great. He also speaks Spanish fluently too, so it’s really easy for us to communicate.
“I have some fellow Spanish team-mates with me over here too – Alberto Moreno, Suso and Jose Enrique are all here and there are some others in the squad who speak Spanish too, it’s been really easy for me to adapt.”
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