Liverpool today confirmed that Bayer Leverkusen’s striker Andriy Voronin will join the club in the summer on a four year contract on a free transfer.
The 27 year old nicknamed ‘The Crow’ was tipped for the move earlier this month. The player was widely tipped to take over the 4th striker role with Robbie Fowler apparently entering his final few months of his Liverpool playing career. To upset the apple-cart however God scored two penalties against Sheffield United and today Rafa Benitez has referred to him as ‘the club’s best finisher’.
Robbie Fowler appears to be Liverpool’s most prolific scorer this season, scoring seven goals and having started seven games.
Rafa obviously believes none of his strikers are the perfect article. He said:
“He’s a really good finisher, still the best we have, and I sometimes think that if we could have Bellamy running at defenders and carrying the ball 20 yards, then turning into Fowler with the goal in sight, it would be perfect.”
“If you create chances for him, you know you can rely on his finishing and that is a very important quality to have. We have four very good strikers, all with different skills. You can make the most of Peter Crouch’s aerial ability, Dirk Kuyt works hard between the lines and Bellamy runs behind defences.
“Robbie operates in and around the box and, of course, he snaps up chances. We can talk about Robbie’s future at a later date but, if he scores every time he plays over the next few months, you never know. You need a regular supply of goals from someone and, if Robbie is not with us next season, we will have to look for another like him. It will not be easy, but it is clear we would need someone with the same qualities.”