By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Former Nigeria youth international Taiwo Awoniyi is happy with the early acquisition of Nigerian-born Dominic Solanke by Liverpool and has also set targets for the next season, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Awoniyi is owned by Liverpool, who Solanke will officially join from Chelsea on 1 July.
Awoniyi, who was one of Nigeria's stars of the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates where the Golden Eaglets won the tournament for the fourth time, told Completesportsnigeria.com:
"I'm happy that there is going to be another Nigerian at Liverpool. It's a big club. He was on loan from Chelsea at Vitesse Arnhem, so I know he's a good player," Awoniyi told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"On my part, I scored three goals last season (2016/2017) but I hope to score more either at NEC where I was on loan or at Liverpool.
"I don't know where I will play next season yet, but I'll do my best at pre-season and see what happens."
Solanke made his senior debut for Chelsea as a substitute in a Champions League tie in October 2014, and scored seven goals in 25 Eredivisie appearances during his loan spell with Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem in 2015-16.