Carra desperate to make Europe

BY foxsports • April 21, 2011

Jamie Carragher is "desperate" for Liverpool to make Europe next season - but Milan Jovanovic does not want to be at Anfield even if they do.

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."

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