It’s easy, as Liverpool fans, to ignore the careers of players who fail to make a first-team appearance for us, but when you listen to Taiwo Awoniyi, it’s clear he thought a lot about our club.
Speaking to BT Sport, the Nigerian striker said: “I was always looking forward to the game against Liverpool because they brought me into football, they signed me when I was 18 and it was an emotional game for me.”
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After refusing to celebrate on the pitch following his goal, it’s clear the 25-year-old has nothing but respect for our brilliant club and, despite scoring the winner against us for Nottingham Forest, that should be reciprocated by our followers.
It wasn’t our day at the City Ground, but it’s not always a bad thing to see some of our former players flourish in their careers after Anfield.
You can watch Awoyini’s interview via @btsportfootball On twitter:
“I was signed when I was 18, it was an emotional match for me” 😌
An emotional victory for Taiwo Awoniyi and Nottingham Forest, a huge step forward for the club 🙌
“If we can beat Liverpool, we can beat anyone!” 💪
🎙️ @TheDesKelly pic.twitter.com/AlKcQvDRws
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 22, 2022
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