Voronin’s Dynamo departure completed

Andriy Voronin’s Liverpool exit has been confirmed, with the Ukranian international joining Russian side Dynamo Moscow for €2m (£1.8m).

Sports - September 22, 2007

Voronin joined Liverpool from German side Bayer Leverkusen on a free transfer in the summer of 2007. He impressed that pre-season, particularly with a great strike against Toulouse in a Champions League qualifier, a goal which promised much. He followed that up with goals against Sunderland, Derby and Tottenham by early October but from there it all went downhill for the pony-tailed forward.

He broke his ankle in training and failed to establish himself after that, and on the brief sub appearances he did make he hardly impressed. Despite this though he was included in Rafa Benitez’s pre-season of 2008, scoring three goals, but on the final day of the summer transfer window he returned to Germany with Hertha Berlin on a season loan. He went on to score 11 goals in 26 games for Hertha.

He returned to Anfield last summer but again has failed to inspire in the few appearances he has made, particularly away to Lyon in the Champions League.

Voronin leaves Liverpool having made 33 appearances for the club, scoring 6 goals.

The 30 year old forward has signed a three year contract and said of the move, “I had options for continuing a career in Germany, and several in Russia, but eventually opted for the Dynamo.”

Voronin’s departure means the number 10 shirt at Anfield is now vacant.