Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi has expressed his disappointment having still yet to make his debut for the club, despite signing from Nigeria's Imperial Academy nearly four years ago.
The forward has endured a frustrating spell since making the move in August 2015, with work permit issues resulting in the 21-year-old's career on Merseyside stalling, being loaned out to four different clubs during that period as a result.
Awoniyi has been sent out to Royal Excel Mouscron, FSV Frankfurt, NEC and Gent since making the switch to the Reds, currently enjoying his second spell with former, with whom he's scored seven goals in ten league games this season. Speaking to the BBC, the Nigerian admitted his sadness at being unable to feature for Jurgen Klopp's men.
"It saddens my heart that it's been difficult to get a work permit for the past four years," he said.
"At the end of the season we have to go back to Liverpool to discuss.
He added: "Personally, I chose Liverpool because I would love to play in the English Premier League for Liverpool.