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Serbia international has conceded that he regrets making a move to Merseyside, and insists he may have been better off in Italy or Germany

Milan Jovanovic has conceded that he regrets joining Liverpool.

The 30-year-old agreed to make a free transfer during Rafael Benitez's reign after leaving Standard Liege last summer.

However, the former Valencia boss had left the club by the time Jovanovic arrived, and he began his career under the care of Roy Hodgson.

Kenny Dalglish has since replaced Hodgson, and now the Serbia international feels that he may have been better off plying his trade in the Bundesliga or the Serie A.

"If I would move to Italy or Germany I would be happier - my life would be nicer," Jovanovic told Sportske. "In Belgium, I was living in an area where there were so many people from Serbia and my life was different, more dynamic.

"Liverpool is such a different place. I'm here alone, without anybody. I'm just a very lonely stranger. If I wouldn't have my wife and my kids, I just couldn't speak Serbian with anybody.

"Liverpool is a club which you can't refuse; my only regret is that the coach who brought me to Anfield left the club before my arrival.

"If Benitez would have stayed at Liverpool I believe everything would be different for me.

"There were 15 other clubs which followed me but I chose Liverpool and made a mistake."

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