Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has praised the performances of right-back Javier Manquillo ever since he arrived at the club.
Manquillo has made four competitive appearances for the Reds so far this season, and it was crucial intervention that won the penalty for Liverpool last night to spare their blushes against Bulgarian champions Ludogorets, with
Gerrard told the club’s official website: “That’s the type of defender he is; he’s on the front foot, he’s aggressive, he’s very attacking and he got his reward tonight by being brave and ambitious.
“Even just being down that end of the field – a lot of full-backs would have been staying back and trying to get a draw out of the game.
“But he chased down a lost ball and we got rewarded for it. I think he’s done very well since he’s come in – not just tonight.”