Liverpool complete ‘Operation Deadwood’ with the sale of Andriy Voronin

Chris Wright

11th, January 2010

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By Chris Wright

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Voronin sums up his Liverpool career in one facial expression

Liverpool fans will be celebrating the most successful period in their club’s recent history today after it has been announced that Andriy Voronin has signed for Russian Premier League side Dinamo Moscow.

The news comes just days after The Reds managed to recoup £4.5 million for Andrea Dossena when the abysmal full-back joined Napoli on Friday. It is rumoured that Dinamo have paid in the region of £2 million to sign Voronin on a three and a half year contract.

The 30 year old striker has failed to make any kind of positive impression at Anfield and managed only five league goals in 40 appearances during his time there, leading to him becoming increasingly derided by fans and casual spectators alike.

After spending the whole of the last campaign on loan at German side Hertha Berlin, Voronin found himself down the pecking order behind Fernando Torres (natch) and the flimsy David Ngog – despite Torres’ injury problems, the Ukrainian wasn’t able to force himself back into first-team contention this season, with Rafa Benitez preferring to field the French youngster instead.

I’ve given Rafa Benitez a bit of a hard time about his tenuous dealings in the transfer market in the past but after managing to raise £6.5 million for a pair of abject donkeys, maybe he deserves a bit more credit at last.

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  1. spectator says:

    hey he made a 2mil profit on voronin, even wenger couldn’t sneak away with that much. just need to sell degen and indatje and the operation will be complete.

    and come one, dive aside n’gog has been pretty good. 4 from 10 in the league (not all of them starts) isn’t bad for a 20 year old, give him a break.

  2. Chringle says:

    I’m not saying N’gog hasn’t done suprisingly well but he isn’t a lone striker in a month of Sundays!

  3. spectator says:

    he could be one day. not that i like those tactics but my point is we shouldn’t criticise a talent as we would a finished article. like voronin, who is professionally ordinary.

  4. Wenger says:

    If Benitez manages to help Benayoun or Kuyt land a spot in People’s Magazine 50 Most Beautiful Celebs, i would kowtow to him for 7 days straight. That would be a miracle.

  5. Philando Torres says:

    Hallelujah!

  6. Anonymous says:

    OPERATION DEADWOOD COMPLETE!! I DONT THINK SO! WHAT ABOUT INSUA,KYRGIAKOS,LUCAS ECT!! NONE OF THEM ARE GOOD ENOUGH TO BE LIVERPOOL PLAYERS AND ARE ONLY IN THE SQUAD BECAUSE LIVERPOOL ARE SKINT!!

  7. Operation NoUglyFaces says:

    How about an Operation NoUglyFaces for us female fans?

    Clear out the deeply average and grossly ugly players like “ratigan” Benayoun and “Iain Dowie” Kuyt.

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