Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Reds to Finally Offload Bust Milan Jovanovic

Jake WareCorrespondent IIIAugust 4, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12:   Milan Jovanovic of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Birmingham City and Liverpool at St Andrew's Stadium on September 12, 2010 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
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With Liverpool's recent influx of signings, Kenny Dalglish has been told by club owners Fenway Sports Group that he must sell some players before he can look to sign more. Dalglish has already spent 50 million pounds this transfer season on reinforcements, but he has yet to offload any significant players. Now, BBC Sport report that the club are set to sell Serbian bust Milan Jovanovic to Anderlecht.

Jovanovic, now 30, joined Liverpool from Standard Liege last season as Rafa Benitez's last signing. He had scored 52 goals in his four seasons in Belgium, scoring at an impressive rate of 0.448 goals per game. He also impressed at the 2010 FIFAl World Cup in South Africa, scoring the lone goal in Serbia's 1-0 win over Germany.

Unfortunately, he never quite lived up to his full potential at Anfield. With only two goals in 18 competitive games, he has fallen out of favour with both the Liverpool faithful and the Liverpool management.

Jovanovic plays primarily as a winger or forward, and with the signings of Luis Suarez and, more recently, Stewart Downing, Jovanovic appears all but out the exit door.

When he inevitably joins Anderlecht, he will mark the start of a mass exodus at Anfield, as he is expected to be joined by Christian Poulsen, David N'gog, and Maxi Rodriguez.

Liverpool will actually end up making a profit off Jovanovic, as he came in as a free agent. He leaves at a fee expected to be around 2 million.