Nigeria's Awoniyi prepared to leave Liverpool
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Nigeria's Awoniyi prepared to leave Liverpool

Taiwo Awoniyi has suggested he is ready to move on from his Liverpool dream.

The 23-year-old Awoniyi has confirmed that his five-year struggle away at Liverpool away on various loans have not been performance-based, instead it is affected by the UK’s work permit policies.

"It is my dream to play for Liverpool. But me playing for Liverpool has to do with getting my work permit," Awoniyi told ESPN.

"Without it, there is no chance for me to discuss playing for Liverpool for now.

"This season was maybe a bit tough to make the decision because honestly, I was hoping to leave permanently.

Awoniyi, who is now at Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga, revealed that loan players at club often do not enjoy work as much as permanent signings.

"Liverpool have been great, they have been so supportive and we always talk with the director and every time, they tell me to be patient.

"But the reason I discussed something permanent this season was just that I felt most loans I have been to, have not really been the way I want it.

"And I felt like it happens that way because the loan players get less of an advantage than the players of their own club.

"That was what made me think, okay, maybe it's time to find a home with my family,” he concluded.

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