Jovanovic hoping for Anfield revival
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Serbia striker Milan Jovanovic is hoping Kenny Dalglish's second spell as manager at Liverpool will lead to a revival in his fortunes.

The 29-year-old arrived at Anfield on a free transfer in the summer but has failed to make his mark, starting just five Premier League games and scoring just twice in 17 appearances. The last of these came in the 2-1 defeat at Blackpool a fortnight ago - his only appearance in Dalglish's squad since the Scot replaced Roy Hodgson earlier this month.

When I first came here I expected things to be better. It hasn't been good enough so far but I am strong and I keep working hard.
Milan Jovanovic, Liverpool striker

Jovanovic has been linked with a swift exit in the current transfer window but he is hoping to get a second chance under the new regime. "I am sure the new manager coming in has given everyone a lift, those who are playing and those who aren't," he told LFC Weekly. I think the second half of the season can be much better.

"When I first came here I expected things to be better. It hasn't been good enough so far but I am strong and I keep working hard. I don't ever think to myself: 'I deserve to play or I don't deserve to play.'

"I just keep going and working hard. Sometimes a chance can come when you least expect it. That is life so you have to be ready."