Martin Skrtel

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Born: 15 December 1984; Handlova, Slovakia
Position: Centre-back
Signed: 11 January 2008; Zenit St Petersburg; £6.5m
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, May 13, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Final against Seville FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's restructuring of his squad is set to continue with the arrival of Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius. The 22-year-old is currently on...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, May 13, 2016: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Final against Seville FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Considered likely to leave Liverpool this summer, Martin Skrtel is believed to have informed Jurgen Klopp of his plans to move on. Skrtel has spent...
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 9, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel applauds the supporters after the 1-0 victory over Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Martin Skrtel's long association with Liverpool is set to end this summer, with the defender considering a move to Besiktas. The Turkish Super Lig side...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 8, 2016: Liverpool's Joe Allen celebrates scoring the first goal against Watford during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool kept the good times rolling as they eased to a 2-0 win against Watford, and James Nalton was at Anfield to discuss five talking points.
SWANSEA, WALES - Sunday, May 1, 2016: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren applauds the supporters after his side's 3-1 defeat to Swansea City during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We take a look at how the media assessed Liverpool’s disappointing 3-1 loss to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 21, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel celebrates scoring the fourth goal against Manchester City during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Martin Skrtel has polarised opinion throughout his Liverpool career, but he deserves to leave Anfield with his reputation intact.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 31, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel in action against Chelsea during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Martin Skrtel's influence at Liverpool waning in 2016, the Slovak could be set to join Turkish side Besiktas at the end of the season.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 2, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates with Kolo Toure after the 3-0 victory over Manchester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have six Premier League matches remaining in 2015/16, as they look to end their domestic campaign in style.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 9, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel applauds the supporters after the 1-0 victory over Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Behind Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren in Jurgen Klopp's defensive pecking order, Martin Skrtel could look to leave Liverpool this summer.

Another major overhaul could be on the cards at Liverpool this summer, if Jurgen Klopp funds his rebuilding project with a number of high-profile sales.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 20, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during the FA Premier League match against Southampton at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool chucked away a two-goal lead to fall to an appalling 3-2 loss at St Mary’s, we round-up how the media reacted to the collapse.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 20, 2016: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel is shown a yellow card after conceding a penalty to Southampton during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A miserable performance from Martin Skrtel, on the defender's return from injury, presented a major setback in Liverpool's 3-2 defeat to Southampton.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 20, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge scores the second goal against Southampton during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool somehow threw away a two goal lead at Southampton, suffering a second half collapse to lose 3-2 - a match that provided plenty of talking points.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 20, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can looks dejected as his side concede a third goal to Southampton during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool blew a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at Southampton on Sunday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 31, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel in action against Chelsea during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool U21s suffered a 3-2 U21 Premier League Cup defeat away to West Ham United on Wednesday night, with Martin Skrtel dismissed after two yellow cards.

Our latest roundtable discussion focusses on Liverpool's defence and what the future holds for the Reds' defenders this summer.
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - Friday, March 11, 2016: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel in action against Manchester United during the Under-21 FA Premier League match at Prenton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Martin Skrtel made his return to action after a lengthy hamstring injury, playing 70 minutes in the Liverpool U21s' 1-1 draw with Man United.
WATFORD, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 20, 2015: Liverpool's substitute Kolo Toure warms-up during the Premier League match against Watford at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

While Kolo Toure is currently set to leave Liverpool on the expiry of his contract this summer, the centre-back has proved his worth of late.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 2, 2016: Liverpool's substitute Joe Allen warms-up during the Premier League match against West Ham United at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Jurgen Klopp prepares his side for Sunday's clash away to Aston Villa, he is forced to contend with a number of injury issues.
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 30, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia in action against Sunderland during the Premier League match at the Stadium of Light. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp's first-team squad is set for a major boost this week, with Philippe Coutinho among those returning to training after injury.
CARDIFF, WALES - Sunday, November 3, 2013: Cardiff City's captain Steven Caulker celebrates scoring the first goal against Swansea City during the Premiership match at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Steven Caulker has joined Liverpool on loan until the end of the season.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Boxing Day, Saturday, December 26, 2015: Liverpool's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first goal against Leicester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We assess the performances of each Liverpool player to date in 2015/16.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 29, 2015: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren looks dejected after his mistake led to West Ham United's second goal during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp provided an injury update ahead of Saturday's clash at home to Leicester City, with a return to fitness for Dejan Lovren.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 31, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel in action against Chelsea during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Martin Skrtel is set to be sidelined for six weeks with a hamstring injury, prompting the majority of Liverpool supporters to call for a new signing.
WATFORD, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 20, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel goes off injured during the Premier League match against Watford at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Martin Skrtel suffered a tear in his tendon and hamstring, and has confirmed that he will miss six weeks of action while he recovers.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, August 19, 2009: Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt celebrates scoring his side's third goal against Stoke City with team-mates Lucas Leiva and captain Steven Gerrard MBE during the Premiership match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have not enjoyed a good 2015 at all, in terms of results.
WATFORD, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 20, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel goes off injured during the Premier League match against Watford at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly lining up a bid for Schalke defender Joel Matip.
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 6, 2015: Liverpool's dejected players James Milner, Martin Skrtel, Lucas Leiva and Dejan Lovren after the 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United during the Premier League match at St. James' Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Newcastle beat a below-par Liverpool 2-0 on Sunday afternoon.
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Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund's Neven Subotic this season, but there are question marks over his quality.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 30, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match against FC Sion. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Speaking to reporters at Melwood ahead of Thursday night's clash with Bordeaux, Jurgen Klopp provided an update on the fitness of Daniel Sturridge.