Liverpool striker Andriy Voronin is hoping to get a run in the side to prove his worth to the club's supporters.

Voronin was left out of the squad to face Birmingham after starting last week's Champions League clash with Lyon.

The 30-year-old, who returned to Liverpool in the summer after a loan spell with Hertha Berlin, has failed to convince when he has been given a chance, but the Ukrainian is determined to prove he can be a success on Merseyside.

"Last season was good for me because I wanted to play more matches," Voronin told the club's official website. "I went to Hertha Berlin, played a lot of games and scored goals. I was happy there.

"But I always wanted to come back to Liverpool because they are a massive club.

"It is very important for me to be here. I've spoken with Rafa and I want to take my chance, work hard and play for Liverpool.

"I hope in the next game I play, I can give the Liverpool supporters more."