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Taiwo Awoniyi named in Liverpool 34-man squad for Austrian pre-season camp

Liverpool have rejected an offer from Bundesliga side Mainz to take Taiwo Awoniyi on another temporary deal.

Taiwo Awoniyi has been named in Liverpool’s 34-man squad for their Austrian pre-season camp scheduled to start next week Monday.

Awoniyi, who linked up with the Reds from Imperial Academy in 2015 will get the chance to impress manager Jurgen Klopp after several loan stints with clubs in Belgium and Germany.

The Nigeria international has been linked with a number of clubs in England with Stoke City and West Ham United among his suitors.

The young forward impressed on loan at Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin last season.

The likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk and new signing Ibrahim Konate are also part of the selection.

Full squad: James Milner, Adrian, Ben Davies, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ibrahima Konate, Joel Matip, Nat Phillips, Divock Origi, Ben Woodburn, Rhys Williams, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kostas Tsimikas, Caoimhin Kelleher, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones, Taiwo Awoniyi, Marko Grujic, Harvey Elliott, Loris Karius, Takumi Minamino, Jake Cain, Leighton Clarkson, Marcelo Pitaluga, Harvey Davies, Billy Koumetio, Owen Beck, Kaide Gordon, Mateusz Musialowski, Tyler Morton, Conor Bradley.

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