How Liverpool fans reacted as Javier Manquillo clinched his move to Marseille.
Javier Manquillo has completed his next move, signing on a season long loan deal with Marseille.
The defender was originally scheduled to still be at Liverpool, having signed a two-year loan agreement from Atletico Madrid last summer.
The Reds decided to terminate the agreement earlier this month having decided he did not feature in their first team plans.
The 21-year-old right-back played 19 times for Liverpool last season, but his days were numbered after the Reds bought Nathaniel Clyne, and handed a new contract to Andre Wisdom.
The club did the right thing by him, releasing him from the agreement so he could go and play regular football, and he could prove to be a shrewd addition for Marseille, a club who have been badly hit by the departure of star players like Andre Ayew and Giannelli Imbula.
Looking at the reaction of Liverpool fans to Manquillo securing his move, there was a common theme - that the club had not given him enough of a chance.
The top frustration was manager Brendan Rodgers giving chances to Glen Johnson, who it was clear had no future at the club, as opposed to Manquillo - who could have been an option, but of course the manager's mind could long already have been made up by midway through the season.
Here's what supporters had to say...
Manquillo deserved more playing time but that's a BR and #LFC move to sign players and never use them and then say they weren't good enough.— indi-SPENCE-able (@Spenelo) July 27, 2015
To think the only game we won in the CL was thanks to Manquillo #LFC— Pedro J. Salazar C. (@ppedrossalazar) July 27, 2015
Manquillo off to Marseille on loan. Good move for him. Don't think Rodgers gave the kid a fair shake. #LFC— Caleb Coy (@calebcoy23) July 27, 2015
Everytime Rodgers started Glen Johnson and benched Manquillo my heart literally ached— Sunny [SDMN] (@sunnylfc7) July 27, 2015
Pity Manquillo didnt work out Rodgers constantly picking Johnson i wish him well for the future no doubt we will BR will regret this— Bentekkers (@Cout10inho) July 27, 2015
Manquillo to Marseille on loan, what a shame— ️ (@_SG08) July 27, 2015