Liverpool have given a contract to Spanish fullback Juanma after his successful trial with the Under-23s.
The teenager can play right-back or left-back and was available after being released by La Liga giants Barcelona….
Juanma took to Twitter and immediately warmed himself to fans by declaring ‘YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE’ in block capitals!
Thanks Liverpool FC! YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE!! pic.twitter.com/BKsgSCUeEs
— Juanma Garcia Rey (@JuanmaGarciaRey) August 11, 2016
Juanma is unlikely to feature immediately in the first-team and is instead likely to be able to develop with Michael Beale’s Under-23s. However, with limited support at fullback, you can’t rule out the odd appearance on the bench or in the League Cup if one of Nathaniel Clyne or Alberto Moreno pick up an injury.
Still, most fans hope and expect us to sign a genuine left-back to battle with Moreno for a starting spot – although only time will tell if that proves to be the case.