Liverpool representatives met with Milan Jovanovic yesterday to discuss a possible move to Anfield.
Reports in the Belgian media confirmed that a meeting took place between the two parties, with Liverpool attempting to steal a march on AC Milan, who are also believed to be chasing the Standard Liege striker.
Jovanovic's contract with the Belgian champions comes to an end this summer, and Les Rouches may look to cash in during the January window rather than risk losing him on a free when the summer window opens.
The 28-year-old had spells with Shakhtar Donetsk and Lokomotiv Moscow before making the switch to Liege in 2006. Since then, Jovanovic has scored 52 league goals in 107 appearances, forcing his way into the Serbian national side in 2007.
The forward is believed to have held preliminary talks with Rafa Benitez before coming to England for further discussions yesterday. He is ready to make his mark in Europe after turning down a move to Real Madrid last term in a bid to gain more first-team experience.
Now, a battle between the Reds and Rossoneri appears to be developing, with Benitez battling to add another striker to the ranks at Anfield.
"We will see if we can do something more in this window. If we cannot we will stick together for the next challenge," said the Spanish boss at a press conference yesterday.
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