Carra desperate to make Europe

The sixth-placed Reds still have a chance of qualifying for the

Europa League again, especially if Manchester City win the FA Cup

and fail to finish in the top four as it would mean an extra

European place will go to the Premier League. And the club’s

European appearance record holder Carragher is optimistic a

disappointing season could still finish on a high note. “I think

(European hopes) are realistic,” he said. “We’ve got another

opportunity now with City reaching the FA Cup final so I’m looking

at all the different ways we can get in there. “I’m desperate for

us to get back into Europe – Liverpool have to be in Europe.”

However, it seems Jovanovic is just desperate to end his Anfield

nightmare after just one season. The Serbia international has not

featured since February 12 against Wigan and won the last of his

five Premier League starts in the defeat at Blackpool in

mid-January. Those are the only two matches the 30-year-old has

featured in since Kenny Dalglish took over as manager from Roy

Hodgson in early January. Having been signed on a free transfer by

Rafael Benitez in the summer, Jovanovic then saw the Spaniard leave

Anfield before he even arrived. And the former Standard Liege

player admits he is lonely in England and feels the changes of

manager have not helped his cause. “If I would move to Italy or

Germany I would be happier than in England – my life would be

nicer,” he 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 Rafa 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.”