Martin Skrtel hints at Liverpool exit

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skrtel_aggerLiverpool defender Martin Skrtel has hinted for the first time that he may be resigned to leaving the Reds this summer, should Brendan Rodgers bring in new defenders.

28-year-old Skrtel has been out of favour with Rodgers since hitting some bad form earlier this season, and with Jamie Carragher retiring, Liverpool have been linked with a host of new centre-backs.

The Slovakian international has long been linked with a return to the Russian league, with Zenit St Petersburg thought to be interested in taking him back.

He is quoted in the Liverpool Echo as saying in an interview in Slovakia, “I have not had any specific offers. But if some should come and they interest me, I would probably consider it seriously.

“The club has the biggest say in this in any case, because they have the right for it with me being contracted.

“I am not saying that I want to leave at any cost. I feel sorry for what happened in this season. But I have been here for five-and-a-half years and I have built a position here.”

Liverpool have been linked with moves for Manchester City free agent Kolo Toure and Schalke’s Kyriakos Papadopoulos as Rodgers looks to find a new permanent partner in centre-defence for Daniel Agger.

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