"It was a long time since I'd used my German, and I was a little bit rusty to tell you the truth. I could understand what he was saying to me and I could pass it on, but it was a bit harder for me to speak back to him. I'm sure what I was telling him wasn't always what I wanted to!"
While the language barrier was initially a problem, Voronin has had no problems settling in on the pitch.
He's already bagged himself three goals, including a 25-yard screamer against Toulouse.
Kuyt for one hasn't been surprised: "I used to watch a lot of Bundesliga action and he was always one of the players who stood out, for me.
"He had a lot of quality, a great touch and worked hard for the team. I'm sure he has a big future ahead of him at Liverpool."