Ukrainian international forward Andrei Voronin, who has enjoyed a prolific season on loan at Hertha Berlin, is set to return to Liverpool at the end of the campaign.
“I am starting to pack my bags. The situation in Berlin regarding a contract has not changed much and Liverpool will probably take me back,” the 29-year-old told German sports news agency SID.
Voronin, suspended for three matches following his dismissal against Hannover last weekend, would like to stay with Hertha but the club are struggling to find the money to complete a permanent deal.
“As things stand we cannot take any decision,” explained general manager Dieter Hoeness.
Voronin, under contract with Liverpool to 2011, would cost Hertha some €4million and a further €1million in wages.