Liverpool attacker Jovanovic: Premiership just what I expected

Liverpool striker Milan Jovanovic says the passion of the Premiership was no surprise on debut last Sunday against Arsenal.

Liverpool striker Milan Jovanovic says the passion of the Premiership was no surprise on debut last Sunday against Arsenal.

Jovanovic thinks his experience of playing British sides in European competition has aided his adaptation to life in the Barclays Premier League.

"It was what I expected on Sunday," he told Liverpoolfc.tv. "I have experience of playing against English teams in the UEFA Cup and Champions League, against Arsenal and Everton.

"I expected very hard football with speed, and that's what I enjoy.

"Physically, training is really hard but it was like that during four fantastic years I had at Standard Liege. I am used to it but maybe here it's even harder."

The Bosman signing from Standard Liege says he's settled quickly at Anfield.

Jovanovic added: "I've got a good relationship with all the players here. I've spoken about football with all the players and I'm chatting to Steven Gerrard sometimes about these things.

"I haven't had much time to visit the city centre yet but I've been there once or twice. I've visited one or two restaurants, that's it. People have stopped me for autographs and that's normal. Of course I don't mind."

 
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