MILAN JOVANOVIC says he regrets moving to Liverpool.
The Serbian midfielder has failed to make an impact at Anfield following his free transfer from Standard Liege and has started just 13 games this season.
Asked if he regretted signing for the Reds, he said: “I must say I regularly think about this.
“If I would move to Italy or Germany I would be happier than in England – my life would be nicer.
“And also for my career it would be better to play in Serie A or the Bundesliga.
“In Belgium, I was living in an area where there were so many people from Serbia and my life was different, more dynamic.
“Liverpool is such a different place. I’m here alone, without anybody. I’m just a very lonely stranger.
“In my months here I haven’t met anybody from my country. If I didn’t have my wife and my kids I just couldn’t speak Serbian with anybody. But Liverpool is of course a club which you can’t refuse.”
A deal for the 30-year-old was agreed by Rafa Benitez prior to last summer’s World Cup finals.
However, Benitez left Liverpool before he arrived and Jovanovic, who received the Golden Shoe for his performances in Belgium in 2009, believes he suffered as a result.
“My only regret is that the coach who brought me to Anfield left the club even before my arrival,” he said.
“If Rafa Benitez would have stayed in Liverpool I believe everything would be different for me.
“There were 15 other clubs which followed me but I chose Liverpool and made a mistake.”