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Hertha Berlin coach Favre reveals talks with Liverpool's Voronin

Hertha Berlin coach Lucien Favre has confirmed he wants to re-sign Liverpool striker Andriy Voronin.

The Ukrainian enjoyed a successful loan spell with Hertha last season, his goals helping them secure a fourth-placed finish in the Bundesliga.

He has since returned to Anfield, but his chances of regular first-team football under Rafael Benitez look bleak.

"Yes, I have contact with Andriy, just spoken to him on the telephone," Favre said in the Bild newspaper. "The contact was never broken off. He played excellently for us."

A transfer fee could prove a stumbling block, though.

Hertha general manager Michael Preetz added: "We would like to have Voronin - if it was financially doable."

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