Liverpool attacker Taiwo Awoniyi has secured his second loan of the season after joining Royal Excel Mouscron until the end of the season.
The 21-year-old striker had been on loan at another Belgian Pro League side, Gent, but his time there was cut short by the Reds after an unsuccessful start to the campaign.
Mouscron confirmed the return of the Nigerian forward, who played for the club last season, on their official Twitter account on Friday, with Liverpool also announcing the agreement on their official website.
MERCATO: ???? Taiwo est de retour au Canonnier! ????
Il portera de nouveau les couleurs de l’Excel pour les 9 dernières rencontres de la compétition ????????
— Royal Excel Mouscron (@ExcelMouscron) January 11, 2019
It seems as though something went wrong for Awoniyi at Gent, with his spell being cut short pretty abruptly. The forward played 22 games and scored three goals for the Pro League club this season, with that form obviously deemed not good enough. A return to Belgium with Mouscron is one that makes sense, with Awoniyi having played for the club already and therefore being able to hit the ground running upon his return. The 21-year-old scored 10 goals in 21 games for Mouscron last term, and if he could regain that kind of form then it would be a huge positive for the player and for Liverpool. However, Mouscron find themselves in a precarious situation at the moment, with relegation to the second division a real possibility. Awoniyi may therefore find it hard to hit his groove under such pressure, but he would no doubt be a hero if he can lead them to safety in the coming weeks.