- Taiwo Awoniyi is a Nigerian player currently on the books of Liverpool
- The 23-year-old striker is currently playing for Union Berlin on loan
- Awoniyi admitted that he is still not having work permit to play in UK
Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi has made it clear that he is still hopeful to playing for Premier League champions Liverpool despite not currently having a UK work permit.
Since the Anfield giants signed the Nigerian star in 2015 after winning the Under 17 FIFA World Cup with Nigeria, he has not played any game for the Reds.
As a result of not having a work permit to play in the United Kingdom, Liverpool have been loaning him ever since then as he currently plays for Union Berlin in Germany.
According to the report on Mirror, Taiwo Awoniyi stated that wearing the Liverpool shirt on the pitch remains his main priority.
"Liverpool will always be the priority for me and I am grateful to everyone at the club. I still don't have work permit to play in England for now.
"Presently, I am still a Liverpool player until the last day of my contract, but no one knows what the future holds.
"My dream has always been to play in the Premier League and it’s why I signed for Liverpool.
"I still keep the dream alive but if leaving will facilitate it, why not? At the moment, it is impossible to say what might happen in the future."
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Liverpool star Dejan Lovren stated that the reigning Premier League champions would have been languishing in 15th position if they were without Mohamed Salah.
He further disclosed that the Egyptian who has so far scored 17 league goals this season has nothing else to prove again as he is the best.
Despite Liverpool’s poor form in the English top-flight this season, Salah has continued to perform at the highest level with incredible statistics.
He scored in their Champions League win over RB Leipzig ahead of the clash against Everton on Saturday, February 20.
Friend and former teammate Dejan Lovren believes we are seeing the very best of Salah right now.
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