Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Voronin set to join reds

Ukraine striker Andriy Voronin is set to join Liverpool in the summer.

The 27-year-old played for Bayer Leverkusen as they lost to Hannover 1-0 in

Germany's Bundesliga today.

And after the match it was announced Voronin would be moving to Anfield at the

end of the season, with a four-year deal having reportedly been agreed.

Voronin, who has scored six goals in 20 league appearances for Leverkusen so

far this season, featured in the Ukraine team that reached the quarter-finals of

last year's World Cup.

His transfer looks set to be the first agreed at Anfield since the club agreed

a €470million takeover with American tycoons George Gillett and Tom Hicks

earlier this month.

Voronin's arrival at Anfield would give Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez five

options up front unless he opts to offload any of his current quartet of

strikers.

Peter Crouch, Craig Bellamy, Dirk Kuyt and Robbie Fowler have battled for the

forward slots this season.

Liverpool have so far opted not to comment on Sunday newspaper allegations of

a bust-up between Wales striker Bellamy and Norway defender John Arne Riise

during the club's break in Portugal ahead of their Champions League clash with

Barcelona on Wednesday.

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