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Liverpool striker Andriy Voronin resigned to Anfield return
Published : 24 Apr 2009 09:17:58
After a highly successful season in the German capital, Voronin, who has scored 11 goals in an unexpected push for the German title that saw Hertha briefly top the division, has made no secret of his desire to stay. However, with Liverpool asking for £4 million for a player who is effectively surplus to requirements, Hertha have balked at the fee and negotiations over a deal have faltered. Related ArticlesBabel running out of timeBenitez: Liverpool better than UnitedAncelotti: Gerrard out of Milan's reachKuyt: Liverpool need miracleHicks and Gillett sitting tight as future unfoldsPapers: Liverpool target Tevez, Anelka slaps down Arsenal'Liverpool have made a good price for my sale but Hertha have not accepted it,' said Voronin. 'Now I know I have to go. I will be leaving in a few weeks.' The 29-year-old is adored by fans in Berlin but Hertha have insisted they could only afford to buy him from Liverpool if they clinch a Champions League spot to boost their revenues next season. Hertha are on 52 points in fourth place, five points behind leaders VFL Wolfsburg with six matches left. The top two teams qualify directly for the competition while the third-placed team plays qualification matches. Hertha will be missing Voronin for two of those league games after the striker kicked an opponent and then kicked the ball into his body before being sent off in the final minute in Hertha's 2-0 defeat by Hanover 96. He has already served one match of a three match ban for the incident.