Voronin Set To Return To Liverpool

BERLIN (AP) — Andriy Voronin is set to return to Liverpool when his loan deal with Hertha Berlin expires at the end of the season.

Ukraine striker Andriy Voronin

Hertha manager Dieter Hoeness said his club could not afford the Ukraine striker's transfer fee and salary.

"It looks like I'll be going back to Liverpool," Voronin said Friday. "It's a pity, I am little bit disappointed. But I can also understand the financial problems."

Voronin, who is serving a three-match suspension because of a red card and won't play Sunday against Werder Bremen, has scored 11 goals for Hertha this season.

Hertha led the Bundesliga but has dropped to fourth after losing three straight matches.

If Hertha qualifies for the Champions League, Voronin said a deal might be possible but "nobody knows now if we'll get there."

"And I can't buy out my own contract," he added.

Voronin's contract with Liverpool runs for another two seasons.

Source: USA Today