Reds 'agree' Jovanovic deal

03 February 2010 01:35
Liverpool are reported to have agreed a pre-contract deal with Serbia striker Milan Jovanovic, who currently plays in Belgium with Standard Liege. The 28-year-old has been with Standard since 2006, but is out of contract in the summer and has been a reported target for several top clubs across the continent. Jovanovic helped Serbia qualify for the World Cup finals in South Africa, netting five goals in eight appearances for Radomir Antic's side. Meanwhile, Reds boss Rafa Benitez has accepted that his side need to sharpen up their attacking play, following a stodgy 2-0 win over Bolton Wanderers last time out. He told the Daily Echo: "You have to keep analysing the big picture. "If every week you think it is one step forward then one step back, you will become very nervous. So it is important to keep a perspective and giving confidence to the players. "Okay, it wasn't as good in attack as we want it to be, but we have to keep pushing and we know can improve. We need more positives than negatives. "The players know that we are improving. We are doing much better in defence and that is a big difference, but we have to improve in attack - that is clear."

Source: ESA