Jovanovic anger at exit desire talk

Liverpool attacker Milan Jovanovic has dismissed reports that he is unhappy at Anfield and looking to leave, despite only signing for the Reds in the summer.

Jovanovic joined the club from Standard Liege on a free transfer, but has struggled to pin down a regular first team place.

Reports last week, with quotes from the Serbian international, said that he was frustrated and looking for a way out of Merseyside.

But the 29-year-old says the quotes in the press were entirely made up and he is committed to the club and turning the team’s fortunes around.

He said, “I haven’t spoken to any journalists other than Liverpool’s own club journalists.

“I am angry. I am new here and all I’m trying to do is work and do what’s best for the team. It’s not important that I am on the bench. I have signed a contract for three years and I want to stay for three years.

“I feel very good at Liverpool and better players than me sit on the bench whether it’s here or anywhere else. I have to learn and work to be better – it’s not a problem.

“I expected a challenge. I expected sometimes to be in the team and sometimes not.

“And also, I don’t want to speak about myself – it’s much more important to talk about the team.”