Official: Manquillo to return to Atletico Madrid as Liverpool cancel loan

The 21-year-old full-back will return to the Vicente Calderon to consider his next move after both clubs agreed that he did not get enough game time at Anfield
Liverpool and Atletico Madrid have mutually agreed to end defender Javi Manquillo's two-year loan at Anfield one year early.

The Spanish club decided that the 21-year-old full-back did not get sufficient game time at Anfield last term and the Reds have accepted that he would not get more in 2015-16.

Atleti still intend to loan out Manquillo for the coming season, confirming on their official website that he will not link up with Diego Simeone's squad for pre-season as offers are considered.

The youngster started 18 games across all competitions for Brendan Rodgers' side last term, making a further one apearance off the bench.

The arrival of Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton this summer made it likely that Manquillo would get no further opportunities at right-back.