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Liverpool Bound But Who Is Milan Jovanovic?

Liverpool confirmed the signing of long term target Serbian international Milan Jovanovic in the summer yesterday, yet who is he and will he solve Liverpool’s striker problems?

28 yr old Milan Jovanovic operates mainly as a striker, yet has been known to play out on the left or as an attacking midfielder. A Serbian international, his goal record is extremely impressive for current club Belgium side Standard Liege.

Averaging around a goal every other game with 49 goals in 99 appearances for the club, the striker has been coveted by many of Europe’s elite including Juventus, Milan and Arsenal were all reportedly interested in the summer free agent, yet Liverpool and Rafa Benitez have stole a march on their rivals confirming the striker had signed a 3 year pre-contract agreement with the Reds.

Jovanovic strengths including lightening pace and superb technique and Liverpool fans will be hoping the talented striker can alleviate the reliance on Fernando Torres with another proven scorer. Jovanovic is a key part of a resurgent Serbian national team which topped its World Cup qualifying group which included France. 9 goals in 23 international appearances highlights that the Liverpool bound player has international pedigree combine this with him arriving on a free, Liverpool look to have done some good business.

The Serbian has won the golden boot award in Belgium and footballer of the year whilst at Standard Liege. A career total of 70 goals in 151 appearances after spells with Lokomotiv Moscow and Shakhtar Donetsk before his move to Standard Liege, Liverpool fans should be getting excited to the prospect of Jovanovic strutting his stuff at Anfield.

Check out this video of Jovanovic to see exactly what Liverpool fans are getting!

 Milan Jovanovic


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