Taiwo Awoniyi says he is eyeing a return to Liverpool once his loan with Bundesliga side Mainz comes to an end.
Awoniyi, who signed for Liverpool in 2015 was sent out on loan for the sixth time by the Reds last summer. The Nigerian is yet to play a competitive game for Jurgen Klopp's side, having spent the previous season with Belgian side Mouscron, where he netted 14 goals in 38 appearances.
Despite having limited game time this season, Awoniyi is convinced that he has improved and is hopedul he can do the same when he returns to Anfield.
"Coming here (Germany) is just to make myself better. Even without playing for a while, coming in on Sunday shows I’ve really improved since coming to Germany. That’s the goal with being on loan," he told LiverpolFC.
"Even when you are not playing, you just have to be ready and keep on improving yourself and wait for your time as well. I don’t think I’m the same player as I was in the last few years. I personally have seen improvement in my game and I believe most Liverpool coaches have seen that as well."
"I just have to be prepared to improve myself and work on my weak points as well. When I’m back at LFC, I hope they will see that."
The Nigerian has had loan spells at FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen, Royal Excel Mouscron, and KAA Gent.