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Last Updated: Friday, 6 July 2007, 11:45 GMT 12:45 UK
Liverpool announce Voronin move
Andriy Voronin
Voronin agreed to move to Anfield last season
Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Ukraine striker Andriy Voronin.

The Reds announced in February that the 27-year-old former Bayer Leverkusen player would be moving to Anfield in the summer on a free transfer.

Manager Rafa Benitiez said: "He is a player with pace and good movement, who plays between the lines and 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 began his career at the age of 15 with Borussia Moenchengladbach before moving on to Mainz and Cologne.

He was transfered to Leverkusen in 2004, where he scored 21 goals in 71 league games, and has scored five goals in 44 internationals since making his debut for Ukraine against Romania in March 2002.

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

"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.

"It's such a famous and big club - one of the most famous in the world. You can't resist an offer like that.

"As a striker, of course the main task for me is to score goals. That is my role.

"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."

Liverpool confirm Voronin signing
26 Feb 07 |  Liverpool
Injured Voronin out of World Cup
28 Jun 06 |  Ukraine


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