Javier Manquillo on settling into life at Liverpool

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Manquillo has said it is a dream come true to play with Steven Gerrard, but hasn't been starstruck during his time at Anfield so far, and has settled in well.

Liverpool summer signing Javier Manquillo has said it is easy to adapt to life at the club given the strong Spanish contingent there is at the club.

The 19-year-old signed on a two-year loan deal from Atletico Madrid and joins fellow Spaniard Jose Enrique and Suso at the club, along with fellow new signing from Sevilla Alberto Moreno.

Manquillo also said that manager Brendan Rodgers' ability to speak fluent Spanish is also a great help, and told the Liverpool website: "I get on very well with the manager here. 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 teammates 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.

"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."

The Spaniard has made an impressive start to life at Liverpool and in the two Premier League appearances he has made so far, he has shown great maturity at right-back, despite picking up a yellow card in each of those appearances.

Though Glen Johnson was initially preferred to him, Manquillo has shown he can be solid on the right flank, and the more experienced defender is going to find it very hard to get back into the team when he returns from a thigh injury - given how well Manquillo has performed so far. 

Also, Jon Flanagan will provide competition when he overcomes his knee injury, and is another player who could find his first team chances hard to come by if Manquillo continues to impress. So far the Spaniard has shown no sign of homesickness.

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