21-year-old Reds forward Taiwo Awoniyi has joined Jurgen Klopp’s old side Mainz 05 on loan for the coming season.
Medical checks and international clearance still need to be completed according to Liverpool’s official website, but there are not expected to be any issues.
Awoniyi has been out on loan several times before, to FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen, Royal Excel Mouscron (twice) and KAA Gent, as he tries to earn a work permit for playing in England.
The Nigerian forward scored 14 goals last season while at Mouscron and Gent, and signed a new long-term contract with the Reds last summer.
A move to the Bundesliga should be a decent step up for him to continue his development. The fact that he has gone to a club that Klopp knows very well can only be an added benefit as well.
Several young players, like Reece Oxford and Jadon Sancho, have headed to Germany to further their careers, and Awoniyi will hope he can progress at a similar rate, before coming back to Anfield at some point in the future.