Nigerian striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, has given details of his conversation with Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, before he sealed a permanent move to Union Berlin.
Awoniyi reveals Klopp encouraged him to join the German club, as they had showed a big interest in landing him.
Union Berlin paid a club-record transfer fee to acquire their top transfer target.
“He (Klopp) said it was a good thing because he felt like everyone at Union wanted to sign me at the club.
“He said it was the most important thing for a young player,” Awoniyi told Kicker.
Awoniyi signed for Liverpool after helping Nigeria win the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
However, he never played a single competitive game for the Reds, going out on loan to seven different clubs in six years.