Jose Enrique praises Javier Manquillo following summer signing

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Manquillo signed for Liverpool in the summer and has forged a good friendship with his fellow Spaniard Enrique

Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique has prasied the impact that new signing Javier Manquillo has had since arriving on Merseyside.

Manquillo signed on loan from Atletico Madrid, and the 20-year-old has perhaps seen more action than he would have initially anticipated, as he has only sat out one game so far this season.

The Spaniard has had one crucial moment in particular in a Liverpool shirt so far, winning the penalty on Liverpool's return to the Champions League that gave the Reds a winning return to the competition courtest of Steven Gerrard's spot-kick in stoppage time.

Enrique told the official Liverpool website: "Manquillo for me has done really, really well. It's difficult for a young guy who didn't play too much in the First Division in Spain to come to a completely different league.

"He's doing really well. He's doing his job. Defensively he's really strong and going forward he can cross really well. As a person, he's fantastic - he's really, really funny. I get on really well with him."

The camaarderie between the Spanish duo has been there for all to see for anyone that follows on him on social media. With the return of Glen Johnson to the side, Manquillo may be playing fewer games in the coming weeks and months - whilst Enrique himself is facing a battle to get into the first team following the signing of another Spaniard in Alberto Moreno.

The two will get their opportunity again in the coming weks with another very busy schedule of fixtures that includes four league fixtures, two Champions League clashes with Real Madrid and a League Cup tie agaisnt Swansea City before another internatonal break in November.

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