Taiwo Awoniyi came back to haunt his former club as Nottingham Forest beat Liverpool 1-0 in a Premier League match on Saturday, Megasportsarena.com reports.
Awoniyi was fouled for the free-kick near the halfway line, the free-kick was played wide right to Steve Cook who fizzed a low cross into Awoniyi – his first shot beat the outstretched Alisson before clattering the post, but the ricochet was fortunate as he reacted quickly to the follow-up to slot into the top left corner.
What a moment for the 25-year-old striker, who spent six years as a Liverpool player but failed make a single appearance in his time at Anfield.
He was sold to German side Union Berlin in 2021 for around £6.5million, and then made his return to Premier League football as Forest’s record £17m signing in the summer.
His strike against his former employers was his third of the season, following goals against West Ham and Fulham.
His goals have now come with a record.
Awoniyi is the first player in Nottingham Forest history score in each of his first three Premier League starts at City Ground.