New Liverpool striker Andriy Voronin has warned the club he won't be happy with a permanent place on the substitute's bench.
Voronin will officially complete his free transfer move from Bayer Leverkusen when the Reds return to pre-season training.
But amid continued speculation linking Liverpool with a host of strikers from across the continent, the Ukraine international has told boss Rafael Benitez he intends to be a serious contender for a starting berth next season.
Benitez continues to be linked with summer moves for Samuel Eto'o of Barcelona, West Ham's Carlos Tevez plus Fernando Torres from Atletico Madrid.
"I haven't made this decision to just sit on the bench," Voronin told the club's official website.
"I will be coming to get into the team and form a partnership with someone."
Voronin, 27, netted 32 times in 92 appearances for Leverkusen and has previously played for Koln, Mainz and Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga.