Milan Jovanovic deal not done as Rafa Benitez waits on Jamie Carragher injury

11 February 2010 07:00
RAFA BENITEZ insists a deal for Standard Liege striker Milan Jovanovic is still not complete as the Liverpool boss faces an anxious wait over the fitness of Jamie Carragher.[LNB]The 28-year-old Serbia international has told Belgian newspaper Sporza he will be making the switch to Anfield on a free transfer this summer but Benitez says there is still work to be done before the switch is finalised.[LNB]Benitez said: 'There have been lots of rumours but we will only say something if we finalise things. At this moment we are just talking with people and working.'[LNB]Jovanovic has claimed the deal is already done, saying: 'We have reached an agreement for three years, with the option to extend for another season. I have yet to undergo a medical exam, but that shouldn't be a problem.[LNB]'I opted to sign for Liverpool because they're one of the biggest teams in Europe. I'm absolutely delighted.'[LNB]Carragher limped off with a groin injury early in the second half at the Emirates last night and he was sorely missed as Abou Diaby headed home the only goal of the game.[LNB]'Carra has a problem with his adductor,' Benitez revealed.[LNB]'It's not serious, but we will have to see. He couldn't play on and we will see in the next few days how he feels.'[LNB]The defeat ended the Reds' seven-game unbeaten league run and dented their hopes of a top four finish. They remain in fourth place but are level on points with Manchester City who now have two games in hand.

Source: Liverpool_Echo