|Taiwo Awoniyi holds up Liverpool’s shirt|
Liverpool FC today [Aug. 31] completed the signing of Nigeria youth international Taiwo Awoniyi, who immediately heads out on loan to FSV Frankfurt. The 18-year-old joins the Reds having previously represented Imperial Academy in Nigeria.
He told Liverpoolfc.com:
This is the biggest club in the world and I’m privileged to be here. I’ll try to develop myself very well so that when I come back to Liverpool I’ll be able to add value to the team.
When I’m in the red shirt, I will always give my very best to make the fans happy.
The striker is a regular for Nigeria’s youth teams and currently represents their U23 side, who are aiming to qualify for next year’s Olympic Games.
He has also played for the Super Eagles at the U17 and U20 World Cups and earned a call-up for the senior Nigeria squad in 2013.
|Awoniyi giving his first Liverpool interview|
Taiwo Awoniyi spoke to Liverpoolfc.com about his privilege at joining the club.
Congratulations on signing for Liverpool Football Club – how does it feel?
Thank you. I feel great and very privileged.
There was a lot of interest from other clubs around Europe. Why did you choose Liverpool?
It is the biggest club in the world and I’m privileged to be here. I have lots of friends in England so I believe I can cope with switching over. I see myself being a good player here.
For the supporters reading this now, how would you describe yourself as a player?
I’m a striker and I love scoring goals. I love helping my team to victory. I assist a lot and I love scoring goals for my team.
You’re heading out on loan now. What do you want to achieve over the next few months so that you’re ready when you come back to Liverpool?
My aim on loan is to go there and try to develop myself very well so that when I come back to Liverpool I’ll be able to add value to the team.
So when you do come back and we see you in a Liverpool shirt, what can we expect?
When I am in the red shirt, I’ll always give my very best to make the fans happy.
Congratulations to Dream Team VI striker Taiwo Awoniyi who has just joined @LFC pic.twitter.com/JHStoxsp0Y— The NFF (@thenff) August 31, 2015