''If not for an injury that I had during the pre-season maybe Nigerians would have seen me on the tour of the United States with Liverpool in the pre-season but we had a discussion also and he talked quite good.
''This was why I went to Mainz because it was where Klopp started there. It is like his home and he said Taiwo you can go there and make it your home too.
''He said hopefully I would get my chance there and that maybe in the next one or two years the work permit is given I could come back but if not I would have to move on with my career.''
Awoniyi was a non-playing substitute for Mainz in their last two matches in the Bundesliga but was introduced off the bench against SC Freiburg and Borussia Mönchengladbach.