Liverpool striker Andriy Voronin admits he was disappointed Hertha Berlin couldn't sign him permanently after last season's successful loan.

"I would have loved to stay on at Hertha, no doubt about it," he said.

"I was very disappointed, since I gave my best for the club.

"(Manager) Lucien Favre is not the only one making decisions, though, there is also a general manager and a board of directors.

"But going there was great for my career and I hope to benefit this season."