Javi Manquillo happy with Liverpool move - “Reds were best option”

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The Spanish right-back has spoken out about turning down other European sides in order to move to Brendan Rodgers’ men.

Spanish defender Javi Manquillo has spoken out about his happiness that he chose to move to Liverpool ahead of other teams in the summer.

The 20-year-old right-back signed a two-year loan deal with Brendan Rodgers’ men ahead of this season, spurning the opportunity to move elsewhere.

The Atletico Madrid man has stated that once he had the option to seal a switch to Liverpool his mind was made up.

"I'm flattered by interest from other teams, but when the Liverpool offer came through, I had no doubts,” Manquillo told Marca.

“It was the best option, the one that appealed to me the most. All players want to play for the best teams and I think that anyone else in my boots would've made the same decision.

"Joining a big club like Liverpool didn't frighten me. It's a decision that can only help me improve as a player, which is what this is all about.

"I came here to get more playing time than at Atlético and things are going very well for me so far.”

Manquillo has provided competition for Glen Johnson at right-back for the Reds and has started nine Premier League games this season so far for the club.

His last appearance for Liverpool came in the 3-1 win over Leicester on December 2.

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