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Serbia's Milan Jovanovic to completes Liverpool switch

By Mark Cue

Milan Jovanovic
Jovanovic is Anfield-bound after four successful seasons in Belgium

Liverpool have completed the signing of Serbia international striker Milan Jovanovic from Standard Liege on a three-year contract.

A deal for the 28-year-old was agreed in February, and he arrives at Anfield on a free transfer.

At the time, Jovanovic said: "I opted to sign for Liverpool because they're one of the biggest teams in Europe - definitely in the top 10."

He turned down Real Madrid last year fearing a lack of first team chances.

Jovanovic joined Standard in 2006 and helped them win back-to-back titles in 2007-08 and 2008-09.

He has also played for Shakhtar Donetsk and Lokomotiv Moscow, and made his international debut for Serbia in a 2-0 win over Finland in June 2007.

By default, he becomes the first arrival under Roy Hodgson, who took over as Liverpool boss on 1 July.

Liverpool made their move for Jovanovic under previous boss Rafael Benitez, who is now the manager of Inter Milan.

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