Taiwo Awoniyi is not ready to play in the Premier League – Liverpool

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Liverpool have reportedly said Taiwo Awoniyi is not yet ready for the Premier League despite his super form in Belgium just as top German Bundesliga club Schalke 04 have tabled an 11 million Euros bid for the on-form striker.

Liverpool loanee Awoniyi has scored six goals in seven matches for Royal Excel Mouscron after his recent switch from another Belgian club KAA Gent.

And now according to HLN, Liverpool are prepared to loan him out next season because he is not yet ready for the demands of the Premier League.

Liverpool have shipped out the 21-year-old striker on loan variously since they signed him in 2015.

Awoniyi is yet to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and has been excluded from the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Seychelles and the international friendly against the Pharaohs of Egypt.

The Nigerian striker is attracting huge attention following his performances in recent weeks finding the back of the net consistently.

Awoniyi struggled in front of goal while he was on loan at another Belgian side KAA Gent before moving to Royal Excel Mouscron.

It was also reported that Schalke are prepared to splash 11 million Euros for the Nigeria star and they even recently contacted Liverpool in this regard.

According to a report by the Mirror, Jurgen Klopp has deemed Awoniyi surplus to requirements at Anfield with Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah the main attacking options.

The Nigerian striker has been unable to play in the United Kingdom as he is yet to play for Nigeria and Liverpool have told those interested that it will take to secure his services.


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