Liverpool’s troubled non-starter Andrei Voronin doesn’t really like it in England and if his recent comments are anything to go by I would expect him to be leaving in the summer.
Speaking to a Russian daily newspaper the Liverpool attacker launched into a lengthy tirade: “Compared with Germany, England is far behind in terms of comfort and culture, Five out of the seven houses near us are occupied by footballers. Steve Gerrard was burgled recently so a police patrol car comes into our compound fairly often. We hear police sirens all the time. Leverkusen, by contrast, was so much quieter. The medical services here are poor. When I was in Germany, there were lots of good clinics and doctors. It is nothing like that here – when our child had a skin allergy we waited hours for the doctor to see him. When we finally got to see a doctor, he said he didn’t know how to treat children and to try rubbing in this ointment. That was it. I was stunned. As a result my wife had to go back to Odessa with him and took a full set of tests there. I study English twice a week with a teacher and I have made some progress in it, but English isn’t the main problem. The main thing is to learn to understand the local players like Gerrard and Carragher. They speak with some peculiar local accent and sometimes I have absolutely no clue what the guys are saying. Many foreign players have the same problem.” (various)
Ok so have we got it clear, Andrei has complained about the high crime rate, the poor medical facilities and the poor level of English, did I cover it all? Not sure what Liverpool fans will make of such a seemingly unheralded scolding set of comments from the Ukrainian. What are the odds that Voronin will be putting a for sale sign up at his current abode, throwing away his language books and leaving on a jet plane?