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Sports - September 25, 2007

Greek side Panathinaikos are set to swoop for Liverpool striker Andriy Voronin in the January transfer window, according to reports.

Since joining the Reds on a free transfer in 2007, Voronin has struggled to break into the Liverpool first-team and is said to becoming increasingly unhappy with life at Anfield.

The Ukrainian international has played in just five games for Liverpool this season and has failed to find the back of the net in any of those matches.

It is thought that the Greek side are now willing to pay in the region of 1.5 million euros for Voronin’s services, who played his last game for Liverpool against Lyon in the Champions League.

Voronin’s current contract is due to expire at the end of the 2010/2011 campaign but Panathinaikos are hopefully of securing a deal for the striker in January. (Give Me Football – Official PFA Website)

Its a move that most Liverpool fans will not lose any sleep over and you have to wonder when Rafa will start to get rid of some of the deadwood in the Anfield squad and the Ukrainian can be gladly allowed to leave even if the £1m fee is a little on the lean side.

After impressing in the Bundesliga when on loan to Hertha Berlin it appeared Voronin may well battle for a place in the Liverpool first team but he has failed to impress on the dozen or so appearances he has accrued since coming off the bench this term.

Even though the striker had a good season in Germany no side from that country has come forward with a permanent offer for the 30 year old so it looks like a move to Greece is on the cards and it will be a move that should help give Rafa some more cash to invest in the January transfer window.

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