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Jovanovic does not want Serbia call until he is Liverpool regular

Liverpool attacker Milan Jovanovic is putting his international career on-hold as he attempts to prove his worth at Anfield.

The forward, who moved to Anfield on a free transfer from Standard Liege, has lost his place under Roy Hodgson.

He insists he is prepared to stay and fight at Liverpool and claims that takes priority over playing for his country.

Speaking after Serbia's 1-0 win over Bulgaria last night, Jovanovic said: "Did I go to the airport to wish my friends good luck before the game in Sofia? No, because I didn't want to be in the spotlight for nothing. This isn't how I do things.

"I am 29 years old and I have a career which is quite good.

"But I know when I am not playing well and that is why I told my national coach that I don't want to be called up until I am playing first-team football at Liverpool.

"This is the honest thing to do and I wouldn't have it any other way."

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