Spanish defender Javier Manquillo has returned to Atletico Madrid after his two-year loan at Liverpool was terminated.
The Spanish club have confirmed that the 21-year-old has been recalled and the deal cancelled by mutual consent because he did not get sufficient game time at Anfield.
A statement from Atletico Madrid read: “Javier Manquillo will not fulfil his second season on loan with Liverpool. The player and Atletico Madrid decided that the winger from Madrid would go to Anfield’s club for two seasons to enjoy the necessary minutes to continue growing football-wise.
“However, in this first season with the ‘Reds’, the defender has not had all the minutes he and our club consider necessary for that purpose of accumulating experiences in his sports growth, so by mutual consent, it has been decided that he will not follow under the discipline of the English team.”