Awoniyi: Salah, Firmino Reason I Left Liverpool


Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi admits training with Liverpool’s stars convinced him to leave.

Awoniyi returned to his former club on Sunday well-established at Forest.

He recalled to “The training sessions, wow! I knew that this was the kind of training that you win something from!

“You don’t train like that and then at the end of the season you get nothing.

“For me as a player, that was the kind of environment I had always wanted. But in life sometimes you have to make tough decisions, and I knew for me that I needed to go and play every week.

“You look at the time, there was Salah, Mane, Firmino, and others. I knew the chances (to play) were very, very slim. I knew I needed to get to a place where I was playing every week. It was hard (to leave), but it was a decision I had to make.”