Confirmed: Martin Skrtel signs new contract at Liverpool

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Martin Skrtel has signed a new contract at Liverpool, putting an end to speculation about his future at the club.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 9, 2014: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel in action against FC Basel during the final UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Martin Skrtel has signed a new three-year deal to remain with Liverpool, the club confirmed on Friday.

The long-serving Slovakian had a year remaining on his existing deal and was quoted last month explaining that he had turned down a new contract which he described as an “unacceptable” offer.

It was reported that talks over a new deal had stalled after Liverpool included a clause relating to number of games he must play each season.

Skrtel’s agent explained that Inter Milan had shown interest in signing the 30-year-old this summer.

Skrtel joined Liverpool in November 2008 from Zenit St. Petersburg, making him currently the second longest serving player in the squad behind Lucas Leiva.

He is seven appearances short of 300 for the club.

The 30-year-old started 48 of Liverpool’s 58 games last season – the one constant in Liverpool’s constantly fragile defence under Brendan Rodgers.

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