By Coral Barry

Liverpool are eagerly monitoring the development of their on-loan striker Taiwo Awoniyi, according to FSV Frankfurt chief Clemens Kruger.

The Nigerian, 18, has recently broken into the first team of the Bundesliga 2 club, which has grabbed the attention of his parent club Liverpool.

Awoniyi arrived at Anfield last summer for £400,000 on deadline day and Kruger has revealed Liverpool is keeping a close eye on his progress.

“FSV Frankfurt is in constant contact with Liverpool,” said Kruger speaking to Tribal Football. “Regular reporting on Taiwo Awoniyi’s sporting development and on his appearances for the Nigerian under 23 national team takes place also.

“The contact with Liverpool has been very good from the beginning.”

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Awoniyi has scored once in six league appearances for the German second tier club since forcing his way into the starting eleven in late February.

Previous Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was responsible for bringing Awoniyi to Anfield after the striker impressed for his country at the FIFA under-20 World Cup last summer.

But it seems as though Jurgen Klopp may also be a fan after Awoniyi’s quick development and Kruger has said Frankfurt are hopeful of landing the Nigerian for another season.

The Frankfurt boss said: “Taiwo is a highly promising player with great potential and his whole career ahead of him.

“Of course we would like to extend the agreement with Liverpool – We will discuss that in time.”

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