|Desc||Receiving the flop striker baton from Voronin, Serbian striker Milan Jovanovic also joined the club on a free transfer from Standard Liege back in July 2010. A failure to settle and poor form meant that he did not start a single game for the latter half of that season. Jovanovic left Anfield a year later to Anderlecht contributing only two goals in eighteen appearances|
|Org||Serbia National Team|
|Club as Player||Anderlecht|
2010 07 16 Retrieve
[Milan Jovanovic has insisted that there was never any doubt that he was going to sign for Liverpool despite manager Rafael Benitez departing from the club for Inter] I chose to sign for Liverpool Football Club, and that is it. It’s very simple. Liverpool was always my biggest wish and to be here is a great day in my career and in my life. I knew they were following my games for Standard Liege and also the Serbian national side and when they first made contact with me I was very happy. Liverpool was my only choice and I’m pleased the negotiations were successful. Now I want to do as well as I can for the club over the next three years. When you speak about Liverpool you are speaking about one of the biggest clubs in the world - maybe for me, the biggest. You are talking about an historical club which has won the Champions League five times
[The 29-year-old is also looking forward to sampling some of Anfield’s unique atmosphere as well as working alongside the players and new manager Roy Hodgson] I can’t wait to play at Anfield and hear ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ - the best song in the world. I also can’t wait to play with players like Torres, Gerrard, Kuyt, Mascherano and Reina - some of the best players in the world. It’s hard for me to tell the fans what I can bring to the team, I’d prefer to leave that talking to someone else. But I know I need to be good on the pitch and show my quality when I get the chance. Mr Hodgson welcomed me to the club this morning and I’m looking forward to working with him, with all the players and hopefully being successful together and winning trophies
[Having been handed the No.10 shirt, Jovanovic wants to live up to the great names who have worn the shirt for the Reds in the past] Toshack, Barnes…I know the players who have worn the shirt. But the number isn’t special. It’s what I do on the pitch that matters
2010 11 11 Retrieve
[Liverpool attacker Milan Jovanovic has expressed his love for Belgian champions Anderlecht] I know that Anderlecht rate me very highly and their interest flatters me. Anderlecht are considered to be the biggest Belgian club wherever you go. I really love Anderlecht, but I won’t leave Liverpool any time soon. I appreciate it that Anderlecht are ready to pay a hefty transfer fee for me, but I’m only thinking about Liverpool. I will stay at the club, because I’m not a quitter. I will do my utmost to succeed at Liverpool. Everything I achieve here feels like a present. I have a great contract with Liverpool and have no plans to move on.
2011 07 05 Retrieve
[Milan Jovanovic has revealed that Liverpool have told him to find a new club] I got the paper from Liverpool that I am free to search for a new club. Up to now, I still haven’t received an official offer from Olympiakos, but I am looking forward to hearing their plans
2011 07 08 Retrieve
[Liverpool to allow Milan Jovanovic to leave for free amid interest from Anderlecht] I’m still under contract with the Reds, but they’ve agreed to let me go on a free transfer when I find a new club. I’ve had a meeting with Anderlecht and it was quite interesting. I had dinner with [club president Roger] Vanden Stock and [director of football Herman] van Holsbeeck. They made a good impression on me. We’ll have to wait and see, but it’s definitely an interesting option
2011 07 13 Retrieve
[Milan Jovanovic is excited about the prospect of returning to Belgian football with Anderlecht after an unsuccessful stint at Liverpool] My wife adores Brussels and is pushing me to return to Belgium where I only have on offer. I am still buzzing after my meeting with Anderlecht in Qatar. I was moved by the importance given to me by the Belgian sporting press over the past week. And that makes me think because Belgium is my second country!
[Lille are also thought to be interested in his signature and the forward said that he would consider moving to the French champions] Lille, like Anderlecht, are a nice option for me. This is a good club, which plays at the top of the French game, a high-level competition, and who will play the group stage of Champions League. That’s interesting. For now, I listen to everyone