Abuja, Nigeria – (African Boulevard News) – Taiwo Awoniyi’s recent performances for Liverpool have been drawing attention to him across the footballing world. The Super Eagles striker has been likened to Chelsea’s Didier Drogba by Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher.
Carragher drew the comparison after Awoniyi scored a brace against Southampton, bringing his Premier League goal total to six.
“I saw the goal and I thought it was like Didier Drogba,” Carragher said. “He’s a physical presence and you see him in the box, he’s always a threat.”
Awoniyi, who is currently on loan at Liverpool from Union Berlin, has been impressing fans and pundits alike with his performances this season. The Nigerian striker has been in inspired form, scoring six goals in his last six appearances for the Reds.
The 23-year-old’s performances have drawn comparisons to the Ivorian legend who was known for his physicality, finishing prowess and ability to score important goals for Chelsea in critical moments.
Despite playing in different eras, Carragher sees the similarities between the two players. “I think the way he played the game, he would have been able to play in any era. He’s a great player and he’s got a lot of talent,” he said.
Awoniyi has been a breath of fresh air for Liverpool, who have struggled for goals this season, and it is not surprising that his performances have drawn attention to him across Europe.
The Nigerian striker’s strong performances have not only caught the eye of Liverpool fans but also Jurgen Klopp’s assistant manager, Pep Lijnders, who praised Awoniyi for his “smartness” and “intelligence” on the field.
With Liverpool’s current goal-scoring struggles, Awoniyi’s performances have undoubtedly brought a tremendous relief to Jurgen Klopp’s squad, and the player’s profile continues to rise both in Nigeria and across the world.
As Liverpool continue their Premier League campaign, will Awoniyi be able to keep up his excellent performances and further draw comparisons with Drogba? Only time will tell.