Contracted to Liverpool until 2023, Taiwo Awoniyi has yet to feature in an official game for the Reds since his arrival in 2015 due to work permit issues.

A series of loans, some more successful than others, have led him around Europe in search of first team football, with the latest being a spell at Mainz 05 in Germany.

He played 12 times for the Bundesliga side and scored on goal before suffering from a severe concussion, helping out in times of need, and he could end up doing the same, this time at Union Berlin.

This is what Bild are reporting on Friday, as the German newspaper explain the Nigerian forward ‘rejected Greece’s top club PAOK Thessaloniki this week because he was drawn to Union’.

They make it clear the Bundesliga side are ‘keen’ on the Liverpool striker, who would help them in an area where they are in need of depth.

Anthony Ujah is still out and the exit of Sebastian Andersson has left them short up front, meaning Awoniyi would be a welcome body in an area their manager has made clear needs help.

It’s said the 23-year-old could be an ‘interesting solution’ depending on whether or not he’s able to sign.