The Reds scrambled a 3-2 win at Fratton Park on Saturday, despite starting with Fernando Torres and Dirk Kuyt on the bench. With Robbie Keane having been sold, many have commented on the Spaniard’s lack of striking options, although perhaps this is where a certain striker comes in.
Andrei Voronin arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2007, looking pretty sharp in some of the pre-season friendlies for Liverpool. However, the Ukrainian subsequently failed to make an impact in a red shirt, and is currently playing for Hertha Berlin on loan (scoring at the weekend). The Sun reports that the striker is ready to return to Merseyside should Benitez require his services.
He said: “I still have a contract at Anfield. They’ve just sold Robbie Keane. Up until he joined last summer, I was getting games for Liverpool.
“They have a shortage of strikers now. I would enjoy staying at Hertha. And even if I am not to stay on, I will give my very best until the very end.”
Do any Liverpool supporters think that Voronin can do a job for Liverpool this season? Rafa started with David Ngog and Ryan Babel in forward positions at Portsmouth, although the latter was guilty of missing a gilt-edged chance in the second half that could have been costly. It had appeared as though Voronin had played his last game for Liverpool, although should Benitez give him another chance?