Voronin Delighted To Be Liverpool Bound

LONDON, Engkand -- Ukraine striker Andriy Voronin is chomping at the bit to get his Liverpool career underway and is confident he will fit in well at Anfield.

Ukraine striker Andriy Voronin is chomping at the bit to get his Liverpool career underway and is confident he will fit in well at Anfield. The 27-year-old has signed a a four-year deal to play for Rafael Benitez after a spell in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen.

The 27-year-old has signed a a four-year deal to play for Rafael Benitez after a spell in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen.

Voronin said he is looking forward to linking up with the likes of Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso.

"Obviously they are two of the best players in Europe, and it's very important for a striker to play with such great players," Voronin told www.liverpoolfc.tv.

"It makes it easy for strikers if there are top players behind them in midfield.

"I am pleased to be here finally and very excited to be at a new club. "I've noticed how the atmosphere here is really good.

Benitez believes Voronin will give him a variety of options up front.

"He is a player with pace and good movement," The Spaniard said.

"He plays between the lines, between defenders. He is a good worker also and he scores goals.

"He's not the kind of player you can talk about strengths, because he has many things he can give to us."

Voronin insists he is not concerned by the record purchase of Fernando Torres from Atletico Madrid or the threat posed by Dirk Kuyt or Peter Crouch.

"The task in front of Liverpool at the start of every season is to win trophies and I want to be part of that," he said.

"I want to help them achieve things. After being in Germany for 12 years I felt it was time for a change, and then even more so when the offer came in from Liverpool."

"I am confident. If I wasn't confident, I would not have made the decision to come here. I feel I can adapt and be a success in the English game."

As one striker begins his Anfield career, another's looks to be over after Marseille claimed to have reached an agreement to sign French striker Djibril Cisse.

The 25-year-old spent last season on loan with Marseille, but remained a Liverpool player.

West Ham were rumoured to have made an approach but he now looks likely to sign a four-year deal with the Mediterranean giants, who have also signed out-of-contract Anfield colleague Boudewijn Zenden.

Source: AFP

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