Voronin sees himself as Keane’s replacement

With Fernando Torres and youngster David Ngog Liverpool’s only strikers after the sale of Robbie Keane to Tottenham last week, loaned out Andriy Voronin has put himself forward to help out.

The Ukranian international, still under contract with Liverpool but on a season loan at German club Hertha Berlin, told German newspaper Bild he would return to Anfield if needed.

He said, “There have been no talks between me, my agent and Dieter Hoeness, yet.

“We want to have talks with Berlin quickly. I know my agent has been talking to Liverpool recently.

“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.”

Voronin scored 5 goals in 19 appearances for Liverpool – incidentally idential to Keane’s record. Minute for minute on the pitch, Voronin has a better record than the Irish striker.

So far this season he has scored four times in 15 appearances for the German capital outfit.