Liverpool forward Taiwo Awoniyi has revealed to SportingLife that he would’ve love to be a graduate but also reiterated his love for football.
The former Nigerian Under-17 forward who is currently on loan with German second division side FSV Frankfurt played for the first time in a friendly against Bundesliga outfit Mainz 05 that ended 1-1.
‘I love football and thank GOD that am still on track of getting there and I know by his grace I’ll be there but I would’ve love to become a graduate also,’ Awoniyi revealed to 366football.com.
‘However, I love football more and it is my big dream to make it which I know GOD will help.’
The 18-year-old was asked if he gets Liverpool chance under new manager Jurgen Klopp after his loan – will he aim to better the record of former African player of the year El-hadji Diouf who scored just six goals in 80 appearances, he said: ‘I don’t want to be compared with anyone as I am still learning my trade and hope to get there someday but only God knows what the future holds,’ he added.
Seyi Olofinjana an engineering graduate from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) and a former Nigerian international is one of Awoniyi’s biggest influences and was very involved in the deal that took the player to England which the player is thankful of.
Awoniyi may get his first competitive debut for FSV Frankfurt when they travel to face Nuernberg at the weekend.