Liverpool have sent Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi on his seventh loan as he joins Bundesliga side Union Berlin for the rest of the season.

The Köpenickers are bringing in the former Golden Eaglets forward as direct replacement for top-scorer Seabstian Andersson, who was sold to Köln earlier in the week.

“I’m looking forward to a new home and the task at 1. FC Union Berlin. Mainz was my second stop in Germany after Frankfurt and last year I was able to prove myself in the Bundesliga for the first time. At Union, I want to take the next steps, play as much as possible, develop and help the team to stay in the league,” Awoniyi said upon his arrival in Berlin.

FC Union Berlin director for Professional Football said: “Taiwo is a highly talented player who already knows the Bundesliga. He has already played in several countries and will certainly be settled in our team very quickly.

“With his physical robustness, his team spirit and work around the box. He should make our attacking game more flexible and further stimulate the attack.”

Awoniyi knows the Bundesliga very well, having played for FSV Frankfurt. He also featured in the Netherlands at NEC Nijmegen and in Belgium with KAA Gent and Royal Mouscron. Last season, Awoniyi made 12 Bundesliga appearances for 1. FC Köln and scored just once.

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