Nigeria forward Taiwo Awoniyi has joined German Bundesliga side Mainz 05 on a season-long loan from European champions Liverpool.

The 21-year-old joined the Reds in the summer of 2015 after catching the eye at the 2015 African U-20 Championship. The Imperial Soccer Academy graduate signed a long-term contract back in 2018 and has been previously out of the club five times on a temporary basis.

Liverpool announced his loan transfer to the former club of manager Jurgen Klopp for the entire duration of the 2019/2020 campaign after a deal was agreed on Tuesday evening. 

Awoniyi makes a return to Germany after his first time on loan at FSV Frankfurt in the 2015/2016 season. 

Since then, he has had loan spells at Dutch side NEC Nijmegen, and in Belgium with Gent and Royal Excel Mouscron. Last season, he scored 11 goals in a six-months stay with Les Hurlus.

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