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Union Berlin vs Wolfsburg live stream: Taiwo Awoniyi enjoying life after Liverpool

By Harry Edwards

Union Berlin vs Wolfsburg live stream: Taiwo Awoniyi enjoying life after Liverpool

Published: 10:40, 16 October 2021

Wolfsburg will be looking to end their Bundesliga slump when they travel to the capital to face Union Berlin on Saturday at 2:30pm (UK time).

Mark van Bommel’s men won their first four games of the new campaign but have followed that up with a draw and two defeats to currently sit fifth. Hosts Union, meanwhile, are two players and one point behind Wolfsburg after winning their last two matches before the international break.

Union Berlin vs Wolfsburg live stream:

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Taiwo Awoniyi enjoying life after Liverpool

Unfortunately there a lot of tales of failed Premier League moves for young prospects, particularly over the past 10 years, and Taiwo Awoniyi has to be classed as that.

Awoniyi joined Liverpool as an 18-year-old in 2015 and, after spending six seasons at the club, failed to make an appearance for the Reds at any level. However, it isn’t as sinister as it may seem, with other clubs building a reputation of buying young players and loaning them out before selling for a profit. Awoniyi was ineligible for a work permit at Liverpool, with (pre-Brexit) non-EU players needing to play at least 75% of a FIFA top-50 ranked country’s matches over a two-year period. The Nigerian was given as much time as possible by Jurgen Klopp to acquire the work permit but unfortunately it could not be done.

Over his six-year career with Liverpool, Awoniyi spent time on loan at FSV Frankfurt, NEC, Mouscron (two spells), Gent, Mainz and Union Berlin. And he has found a home in Berlin, signing permanently in the summer. Helping Union secure Europa Conference League football last season, Awoniyi scored five goals and recorded three assists in 21 Bundesliga appearances, and probably would have managed more had he not missed three months due to injury.

Awoniyi did not let that absence hamper him, however, and he has started the 2021/22 campaign with a bang. The 24-year-old is Union’s top scorer in the Bundesliga this season, already equalling his tally of five goals from 2020/21 in just seven matches as the starting centre-forward. He has also added a further three goals in the Conference League (two in qualifying) to help Union make their mark on the continental stage.

But perhaps more significant for Awoniyi on a personal level is the fact that he made his Nigeria debut in their 1-0 defeat to the Central African Republic in World Cup qualifying, replacing Kelechi Iheanacho at half time.

He was unable to find the net in the international break, but Awoniyi will be looking to build on his brace against Mainz last time out in the Bundesliga to record his best ever goalscoring return in Germany’s top flight.

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