Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accesses Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi as he considers his future

LIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Klopp is casting his eye over Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi with a view to deciding on his future over the coming season as several European clubs fight for his services.


Awoniyi, 20, was a member of Nigeria's U17 World Cup winning squad in 2013 and was signed by Liverpool on August 31 2015 but has since been sent out on loans to several clubs. Last season, the lanky striker played in the Belgian league where he was Mouscron’s top scorer with 11 goals in all competitions and his form which has already earned him fresh terms at his parent club Liverpool.


Several top European sides have been keeping an eye on Awoniyi, with the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Barcelona and Inter Milan all said to be interested. Currently in Liverpool involved in pre-season training with the first team, Awoniyi is likely to head out on loan with Anderlecht, Club Brugge and Monaco all keen on securing his services for next season.


Mr Klopp is, however, keen on assessing Awoniyi at close quarters before deciding on the best option for his development. It is not clear if he will even follow them to their training tour of the US where Liverpool will take on Borrussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Manchester United in the International Champions Cup.