Liverpool Flop Voronin Still Believes He Has an Anfield Future: Why?

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Sports - September 22, 2007

Liverpool‘s Andriy Voronin has held talks with manager Rafa Benitez over his lack of first-team football, according to the striker’s agent.

The Ukraine international returned to Merseyside for the start of this season after spending the last campaign on loan at Hertha Berlin.
Voronin impressed while in Germany and Hertha were interested in a permanent deal, but the forward opted to go back to Anfield.

However, the 30-year-old has failed to earn regular chances, with David Ngog the preferred back up to Fernando Torres, and he has discussed the subject with Benitez.

Voronin’s representative, Andrey Golovash, said in The Sun: “Andriy has discussed his current situation at Anfield with Rafa Benitez.

“The manager doesn’t argue about his good form but his position is still the same.

“He told us, ‘all is fine, just wait your chance.’ Still Voronin has no intention of leaving Liverpool. He wants to play and prove he can be useful for the team.”

Fresh interest has emerged from Hertha, but Golovash maintains that Voronin does not want to return.

“Andriy is not interested in a move to Hertha. We are not even considering that.” (Sky Sports)

I think that Andriy Voronin is more than a little deluded. He honestly will not earn a run in the first team unless a freak occurrence wipes out every single forward thinking player ahead of him in the queue. His agent talks about his client ‘waiting for his chance’ but when he has had a chance, remember he has been called on as sub on nine occasions this season already, he has done nothing.

The Ukrainian is simply not good enough for Liverpool Football Club, it really is that clear cut. The 30 year old has probably had one or two decent games with the club and that’s out of 40+ appearances in total. Whilst we may not have a great deal of strength in depth in the striking positions it is worth noting that it has never got so problematic to have left Rafa considering playing Voronin and that alone should spell it out clear enough for the former Bayer Leverkusen man.

Perhaps it is just easier for all concerned to cancel his contract and allow him to just leave the club because it appears that even Hertha Berlin, the club who took him on a successful loan period last term, don’t want to stump up anything in the way of cash for the ponytailed flop!


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