Taiwo Awoniyi, a striker for Nottingham Forest, stated that he has “dreamed” of representing Liverpool at Anfield.
Awoniyi, who joined Forest for £17 million in 2022, has been an excellent performer thus far, tallying 13 goals in the Premier League.
The Nigerian could have been scoring goals for Liverpool if things had gone differently. He joined the Reds in 2015, although he was never able to play for the team due to work permit concerns.
Awoniyi has been discussing his previous aspirations of playing for Liverpool with liverpoolfc.com ahead of Forest’s scheduled visit to Anfield tomorrow.
The 26-year-old describes his development into a fully-fledged Premier League attacker as “a long journey.”
“Playing at Anfield last season was a dream come true.” It was, of course, a mixed sensation to play there against Liverpool, as I had undoubtedly fantasized of playing there before I left.
It’s amazing to watch Awoniyi succeeding at Forest since he was turned down for a career at Liverpool.
It also raises questions about why the Reds decided not to keep him in the end, but it also validates their choice to take a chance on him all those years ago.
Liverpool is aware of the Nigerian’s potential since he scored the game-winning goal at the City Ground against them the previous season.
Awoniyi is still only 26, so if he can get back on track this season, he might still be able to get himself a bigger move.
Even if that does turn out to be the case though, his chances of playing for Liverpool at Anfield have surely ended.