Liverpool have joined the race for Standard Liege striker Milan Jovanovic.

The Serbia international comes off contract in June and has been linked with Birmingham City and AC Milan.

However, Standard president Lucien D'Onofrio revealed yesterday: "It's true that Milan likes Jovanovic and Liverpool are also interested.

"And so we could sell him in January because he is coming off contract."

The stumbling block for Liverpool will be that Jovanovic is Cup-tied from Champions League football.