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'What an insult!' - Awoniyi supporters slam Liverpool boss Klopp over comments

19:06 GMT+3 24/10/2022
Awoniyi, Klopp
Many fans are unhappy with the comments made by the Reds boss regarding the Nigeria international after his winner at the weekend

Taiwo Awoniyi supporters have hit back at Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp who hinted the Nigeria international didn't fit in at his club, which is why he was sold.

The 25-year-old Nottingham Forest attacker was sold by the Reds to Bundesliga side Union Berlin last season. He flourished in Germany, scoring 15 goals in the process to help his former team seal a European qualification.

He was subsequently signed by Forest at the start of the season and on Saturday, he scored the only goal as his team defeated Liverpool by a solitary goal.

In his post-match interview, Klopp suggested Awoniyi was not right for Liverpool and that he has now found a club better for him

"He had a sensational development. He has arrived where he belongs and I am happy for him, but not [Saturday] so much."

Many fans, though, were not pleased with Klopp's comments.

  • Nottingham Forest unveil record-signing Nigeria forward Taiwo Awoniyi.

    Destined to be star in Premier League

    Awoniyi is destined to be a star in the English Premier League. All these jingoist people with no ambition want him to continue in mediocrity. Heaven bless Awoniyi and all deserving Super Eagles players - Anonymous.

  • Taiwo Awoniyi Union Berlin 2021-22

    He scored 15 Bundesliga goals

    He scored 15 Bundesliga goals last season and you are saying he's not good enough - Abefe Opeyemi Person.

  • Jurgen Klopp and Taiwo Awoniyi 2022/23.

    What an insult

    What an insult, found a team of his level! That’s bullish - @Peter Oluwasuyi.

  • Jurgen Klopp Liverpool West Ham 2022-23

    Liverpool should not regret selling him

    The fact that he scored against Liverpool doesn't mean that Liverpool should regret to have sold him. He is not even qualified for Liverpool to put him in the 85th mins in a carabao 5th-round match - Ngomsi Cyriaque Benjamin.

  • Liverpool Nottingham Forest 2022-23

    Awoniyi came back to hurt Liverpool

    Yeah! Some players may not be good at a particular team but they can still come back to hurt you. That is football for you! - UB Esien.

  • Taiwo Awoniyi Nottingham Forest 2022-23

    Shameful to celebrate against former team

    The first player who celebrated against a team that scouted him. Very shameful - Emmanuel Eli Elikplim.

  • Curtis Jones Liverpool 2022

    Awoniyi scored against Klopp's 'better team'

    That doesn't change the fact that he scored against your so-called good and better team - Abubakar Gwabare Abdullahi.

  • Taiwo Awoniyi, Nottingham Forest

    Awoniyi came to haunt Liverpool

    Awoniyi came back to EPL to do some unsuitable wonders against Liverpool - Ugbo Stanley.

  • Jurgen Klopp Liverpool 2022

    Kloop, accept defeat

    And he scored against your team. [Klopp], accept your defeat - Chinelo Emelobe.

  • GER ONLY Jürgen klopp

    Klopp is hurt

    He [Klopp] is hurting from the defeat - Femi Marcus Arabi.