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Why Awoniyi Must Fight For His Place At Liverpool -Babangida

Why Awoniyi Must Fight For His Place At Liverpool -Babangida

Former Super Eagles star, Tijani Babangida has urged Taiwo Awoniyi to work hard in order to fight for a place in the Liverpool starting eleven.

Awoniyi, who has played on loan for clubs such as FSV Frankfurt, NEC, Royal Mouscron (twice), Gent, Mainz, and Union Berlin, recently received a UK work permit to boost his chances of playing in England.

Although The Reds have reportedly put an £8m price tag on Awoniyi, who is under contract until 2023, however, Atlanta Olympic gold medalist, told TribalFootball in an interview that the former Golden Eaglets star deserve a chance to prove his worth at Anfield.

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“For Taiwo, I believe that [his work permit] is good news,” Babangida told Tribalfootball.com.

“Congratulations. We can’t wait for him to start playing for Liverpool. The football in Liverpool is to always locate the striker and I think Taiwo is equal to the task.

“He should stay and fight for his place in Liverpool, not just to be a Liverpool player, always on loan to some clubs in Europe.”

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  • KING 1 year ago

    Fight for a place bawo

  • Olusegun.B. 1 year ago

    Taiwo have been plagued by injuries on several occasions and it’s not a good thing in the eyes of both club and national team football. Though TJ Babangida is trying to motivate him in fighting for a place , the issue is can he work on how not to be injured and be consistent and determined to prove that you’re worth the striker that you truly are .

    Let’s look at it this way , you want him to stay and fight for a place , whereas Liverpool are looking for guys that are not too injury prone in other to execute their desire for national and continental glory . How does he do that which is what he needs to look at for himself . I know he’s a good striker but he’s got lots of work to do for himself and his career.